Reiki and its Impact on Animals


Reiki is serving mankind as an established healing process for many years especially in Eastern cultures. Thanks to some innovative and creative Reiki Masters, it is now also established that it can also treat animals, plants and even, non living things. As most animals use telepathy for their communication, the Reiki treatment is a natural healing process for animals as the communication channel is same for most of the animals.

Why Should You Use Reiki for Animals?

Reiki has similar effects on animals, as on human beings. It can heal animal diseases by removing energy blockages mostly responsible for imbalances in an animal. Many Masters are specialized in animal Reiki and they can help people to keep their pets in good health. Animals can be treated by in-person or through distance healing sessions.

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Impacts of Reiki on Animals

  • Itโ€™s Natural for Animals. Reiki healing is a telepathic procedure, a much natural process for animals to recognize the healing process as compared to some other physical healing processes. Some Masters believe that understanding of Reiki and Universal Life Force energy is in instincts of animals.
  • Holistic Results. Unlike physical treatments, that leave most animals in emotional trauma, energy healing can cure animals both physically and emotionally.
  • Relaxing Effect. It can keep your animals at calm by reducing stress level, andย  it even makes them feel relaxed and more balanced.
  • Energy Healing. It can remove all the blocked energies that often are root cause of disease and creates imbalance, and also helps removing toxins from the body of animals.
  • Recover Fast. If your animal is suffering from any physical injury or going through any intensive physical treatment, Reiki healing can help in faster recovery.
  • Helps Against Emotional Disorder. If your animal is showing abnormal behavior like unnecessary aggression and depression, Reiki healing can be used to treat this condition effectively.
  • Helps Before Death. When an animal is dying, it can help an animal in going through its final transition in peace.
  • Better Control. Reiki treatment can allow better control of a healer on animal and healing process as compared to other physical treatments.

There are a few medical experiments and researches performed on animals treated by Reiki that show signs of reduced stress and anxiety levels in animals after Reiki sessions. Research showed results with improved biological measurements like heart rates.

Even though we cannot gauge what animals experience when they are exposed to Reiki, but whatever they feel, observations show that they become still and relaxed during a session. Many practitioners can observe animals who are actually responding to Reiki treatment. For animals, there is no special way to do Reiki. Just like giving Reiki session to any human, it can be performed with any animal. If comfortable, Masters can use their hands on the animals, especially if treating physical injuries or any organ. Animals are very good receivers of healing energy, so practitioners do not find much difficulty in treating animals.


  1. I use Reiki on my cats. One loves it and asks for it, one will hang out in the room if I happen to be doing it and the third does not seem interested.
    the one tat loves it, had Idiopathic cystitis and was looking at a future of shots. I started using reiki and he is fine now and no shots.

    • Wow, that’s an amazing story! Sometimes skeptic folks will say it’s placebo when they see results on humans… but on cats? ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thanks for sharing.

      • It convinced me. Interesting too, is he became sick days before my weekend retreat for my Reiki Master. It took a couple of weeks but he was fine with in a month of me becoming a Master.

  2. I have a morkie. I accidentally gave him too much dewormer. And put him outside with the other 2 dogs, which were also wormed. At supper time when everyone came in Jose Gonzalas, the morkie, couldnt see. He was shaking and his heart was racing and he couldn’t see. His eyes were that silvery color and the right eye protruded some. He was bumping into things. So I put him in a create so he wouldn’t get hurt and I could keep an eye on him. I also gave him some activated charcoal to absorb the poison in his system. I gave him food and water and he ate and drank. This was on a Sunday evening and I didn’t have the money to go to the vet. The next day he was still blind, on the second day he was adjusting to his new handicap he came up to me as I was meditating. So I picked him up and lay down on the bed with him. I am a Reiki Master and decided to give him Reiki to relieve some of his anxiety I assumed he felt. I used Dai Ko Myo and after a couple of minutes he jumped off the bed and I fell asleep. About a half hour later he comes running in my room and jumps up on my bed, he’s a very bouncy dog. I woke up to see him run and jump off the bed running around the house just like his normal self. I called him back to me and looked at his eyes. They right eye was still a little silver but it didn’t protrude and his left eye looked completely normal, with pupil reactions to light. As of today he is able to see. It was such a bad experience for me to have blinded my dog with something I do and have routinely done for many years. But it also opened my eyes to Reiki even more than what I could have imagined.

  3. I use Reiki for my various birds and lizards successfully. However, the manner which I used for animals differs from one for humans strongly. I use my breath including “symbolic breath” as well as chakra chi breath much more.

  4. I use Reiki all the time with animals. I’m also an animal intuitive and find Reiki very helpful on a number of levels. I have a male Eclectus parrot, Bink E Berde, who is a certified Reiki Level 2. He was given attunements at the same time I was. He often could be found on my Reiki Master’s hand when she was giving attunements. Bink E’s idea of a good time was directing the attunements. When he assists me giving Reiki, he has one little foot in the air – truly awesome!

  5. After nearly ten years of working with horses and reiki I have no doubt about how good it can do. And how much they love it. Some of the other animals I’ve given reiki to include cats, dogs, and even a snake. All my own pets and horses thrive on it and have been happy and healthy with reiki to optimise their health. I can’t imagine life without it!

  6. Hi , I have seem remarkable results with reiki . My dog had Anal Cancer . They growth were removed . And we had no further treatment for him as we feel it wasnt right to put an animal through chemo. Vets said he would have 9 months as it was aggressive … Wait for it .!! It now 3 years on since the op and i have treated him with reiki and tbp . Thankyou reiki is all i can say !

  7. Little did I know that when I took Reiki, I would be gearing up for a new job at the Hawaiian Humane Society. I take care of animals transiting through Hawaii 24-hours or less. These animals are so stressed from traveling. I had no formal training in working with animals but my Reiki guides and the animals tell me exactly where to put my hands. I always wondered why these animals always gave me their butts for me to put my hands on them when a Reiki master told me that because they were flying great distances, they want to feel grounded. Sounded logical to me. I had an 11-year old pit bull traveling from Guam to Seattle. I could tell he had been attacked because he had stitches in his head and puncture wounds on his legs. Although I only had him for 2-hours, I put a comforter on the floor and gave him Reiki the entire time I had him. When they came to pick him up, he licked my face, went in his kennel and laid down peacefully. I love my job!!!

  8. My dog was 2 weeks pregnant wen someone shot her in the leg. It was one of the worst breaks u could get the elbow had been shattered they the joint. I was advised that it would be kinder to put her down. Which I would never do! So I suggest removal of the leg but as she was pregnant nothing could be done no medication at all. I decided to try reiki within 1/2 hr she was back to normal behaviour!! After 8 weeks in a cast an several reiki treatments the leg has actually healed! The vet has told me this is a miracle as that type of break never heals! I have an even stronger belief now in the reiki ๐Ÿ™‚

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