"Creating a healing space for the animal spirit"
What is Reiki?
What does an Animal Reiki session look like?

A Reiki session with animals is a little different than working with people in that the concept of energy is the same, but the approach is not.   Animals are incredibly sensitive to energy and seem to know what Reiki is all about.   

​​​​​In a session with an animal I sit or stand and create a healing space by using meditative techniques.  I invite the animal into the space and let them know they are in charge of their own healing and that they can take as much healing as they need or none at all.  They are free to roam about the space. 

​​An animal may curl up and go into a "Reiki" nap.   They generally have this sense of peace about them.  If an animal does not accept that is ok too.   I would just stop the session. 

During my daily Reiki practice, I can count on at least one or more of my four cats to enter the room I am meditating in.  Most often it is my beloved cat Flamee who is my inspiration for researching and becoming an Animal Reiki Practitioner.

How can animals benefit from Reiki?
Animal Reiki
Reiki means "spiritual energy" :
Rei:  Spirit 
​Ki:    Energy

The "system" of Reiki was created in Japan by a man named Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and was originally used for spiritual development.  ​It is an energetic healing system using meditation techniques.  It is safe, gentle, yet powerful. 

How can Reiki help animals?

An energetic bridge" is created thru meditation, offering a calm and supportive space for the animal to heal.   

A successful Reiki treatment requires just two things:  the intention of the practitioner to be an open channel for the energy, and the acceptance the animals gives to this energy.  "Kathleen Prasad, Animal Reiki Source"​​
Reiki offers natural healing for animals with many issues they may face such as emotional, physical, spiritual or to maintain overall good health & well being.

​​​​​​​​​​​​Reiki in Shelters:
Reiki is beneficial to animals in shelters because it can help the animal release underlying issues they may be facing such as behavior problems and/or abuse or neglect and this can increase there chances for adoption into a loving home they deserve. For an animal, being in a shelter is a stressful situation and Reiki helps put the animal back in balance and find that space of peace that has been disrupted. All animals deserve a happy home!



Reikicares-Energy Healing for Animals
Maureen Petras
Animal Reiki Practitioner
Member of SARA, shelter animal reiki association​

contact:  530.615.9262​​
​​​email:     reikicares@gmail.com
website:  reikicares.com​​