Reiki and Animals

Reiki (ray-key)Introduction to Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese word written with two Japanese kanji meaning ‘Spiritual Energy”.

“Rei” translates to spiritual or sacred.
“Ki” translates to energy.
You cannot see energy, but all things consist of energy.

Reiki is also the word that refers to a Japanese spiritual and healing practice, the system of Reiki.

The system of Reiki was founded by Mikao Usui in Japan in the early 1900s. This system consists of five elements and was developed to help people to heal and find enlightenment, peace, wholeness -- inside and out -- so that they can share that peace and enlightenment with others.

Reiki is...


Reiki Is...
  • Gentle and effective
  • Non-Invasive
  • Safe
  • Preventative Therapy
  • Complementary to western medicine


Reiki is not intended as a substitute for the advice,
diagnosis or treatment of a veterinarian.


Osito, a Big-Time Lover of Reiki


Reiki promotes the health of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energies of the animal. Reiki encourages healing to those who are sick and helps to maintain an overall well-being for those who are healthy.

Emotional upset such as fear, stress, anxiety, loss, conflict, abuse, or an accident or injury can disturb the energy paths of the body. This can result in pain, illness, disease, or weakness.

Reiki promotes deep relaxation, strengthens and replenishes the flow of energy, which in turn can decrease pain, ease muscle tension, bring peace of mind and body, and increase rate of recovery from injury. The immune system becomes stronger, the body is better able to heal itself; the result -- harmony, balance, health. inside and out.

The Animal Reiki Session

Benny soaking in the Reiki light.

The Animal Reiki Session

Because animals feel more comfortable and relaxed in their own environment, I offer Reiki treatments in barns/stalls/paddocks for the larger animals, and in the homes for smaller animals. I provide a safe, calm and healing space for the animal, with the intent that the animal receives whatever he/she needs at that moment.

In a typical human Reiki session, the Reiki practitioner leads the session, using a variety of hand positions, either on or directly above the recipient's body, with the purpose of facilitating the body's own healing response.

As a SARA (Shelter Animal Reiki Association) Practitioner and Teacher, I follow the Let Animals Lead® approach by Kathleen Prasad with the intent that the animals receive whatever they need from the Reiki energy.

With this meditative method, your animals are given the respect and freedom to lead their own Reiki session. Using traditional Japanese meditations, I create a Reiki healing space. Your animals decide if they want to be open and receiving of the Reiki healing energy or not. Your animals decide whether or not they want hands-on or hands-off Reiki. Your animals decide if they want to sit in my lap or right next to me, or be with me one foot away, across the room, across the pasture. I will listen to and observe your animals’ responses to the Reiki healing energy and will respect and honor the decisions they make throughout the session.

Reiki sessions are usually about an hour.

Services and Fees

Equines and

$60 per session

Other Large Animals

$225 for 4 sessions



Dogs, Cats, and

$45 per session

Other Small Animals

 $165 for 4 sessions



Distant Treatments


In most cases, your animal will need more than one treatment to minimize or resolve an issue. Chronic conditions, for example, take quite a while to present themselves in the body; therefore, it will take some time for the body to heal and lessen or resolve the condition. Reiki is a gradual process. Progress and follow-up will be discussed with the guardian at each visit.

Travel Fees
An additional fee for locations outside of a 20 mile radius of Bolton, MA will be charged. This fee may be divided among multiple clients at the same location.

Sessions may be pre-paid or paid at the time of service.
Cash and checks are accepted.
Please honor my cancellation policy of a 24-hour notice.

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Thank you for bringing peace to our horses.
Terry S.

Thank you for taking the time and the effort to convey your observations of the Reiki sessions with the horses. It was so cool to read that you get what the Reiki energy is all about...about being, relaxing, and giving the mind, body, and spirit some down time to heal. I do feel that the positive changes in the herd are due to many factors ~ your care, and changes within their nutritional and environmental needs, the Reiki energy, and a reduced work schedule with time off. It is so wonderful that you are there to help and support the horses to become a happy and healthy herd! It is a challenging task and you are taking it head on. Thank you!
Lauren, BINA Farm

Circle of Peace | Equine Acupressure | Reiki for All Animals