Distance Healing for You and Your Pet


As those of you who’ve been following me for a while know, in addition to being a writer, I’m also a Reiki Master Practitioner.  You can find out more about my work with pets and with people on my Healing Hands website.  One aspect of Reiki that is often intriguing to people new to the concept of energy healing is distance healing.

Distance healing, also known as remote healing, is an energetic healing process that can be best explained through the principles of Quantum physics.  It has been proven to be extremely effective, sometimes even more effective than local, hands-on healing.

How does it work? 

Quantum physics shows us that everything is made up of energy, and everything is connected.  Everything is part of the same, continuous whole.  Long distance healing is “wireless” healing.  We accept that cell phones, televisions and even our garage door openers work in this wireless way.  It’s not much of a leap to accept that all energy travels that way, including the energy of healing.

In a distance healing session, the practitioner connects with the person or animal requesting the healing energetically.  Every living being has a unique frequency, and the practitioner tunes into that unique energy.  We are all part of the same unified field of consciousness, and it’s simply a question of “dialing in” to the correct frequency.  Once the connection is made, the practitioner sends the healing energy to the recipient.  

Recipients of distance healing report the same sensations recipients of hands-on healing experience, such as a sense of heat or tingling in certain parts of the body, a sense of calm and peace, and a deep sense of relaxation. 

Success Story (human):

A client needed major dental surgery and requested distance Reiki to help with pain control and accelerate healing.  Reiki was sent the day before the procedure, during the procedure, the evening after the procedure, and twice more in the days following the procedure, two days apart.  The client reported less pain, less bleeding and more rapid healing than with prior surgeries of a similar nature.

Success Story (pet):

The owner of a fifteen-year-old cat with virulent nasal discharge caused by calici virus requested distance Reiki.  The cat was not eating or drinking and was frail and had very little energy.  After just one distance Reiki session, this kitty started eating – in fact, she got up towards the end of the session and went to her food bowl and ate for the first time in days.  Improvement continued with subsequent sessions.  Her owner reported that she had more energy and seemed stronger.

Why choose distance healing over hands on? 

Other than the obvious reason – the person or animal requesting the healing is not in the same geographical area as the practitioner – distance healing can be a good option for animals who are skittish about being with strangers or too hyper to sit still in a strange environment.  It can also be great in an emergency situation, since a distance session can usually be scheduled with very little advance notice.  For humans with busy schedules, distance sessions allow them to benefit from the energy without having to make time to drive to and from the session.

I offer distance Reiki sessions for pets and for people.  Distance sessions for pets typically run 15-20 minutes, distance sessions for people 20-30 minutes.  Please contact me to schedule a sesssion for your pet or for yourself.

If you have any questions about distance healing in general, or Reiki in particular, please post them here!

8 Comments on Distance Healing for You and Your Pet

    June 10, 2018 at 12:18 pm (2 years ago)


  2. jake
    February 3, 2015 at 3:52 pm (6 years ago)

    My cat Jake is 11 yrs old. He has nasal lymphoma. He had surgery 1 month ago and got 90% of mass out in nasal and pathologist says its cancer. I have my vet give steroid shot every 2 wks. I changed his diet to tuna and life gold liquid for cancer in cats for immune system.
    He is half ragdoll and half hymalayne. He is very loving and is loved by me and husband.
    I would really appreciate long distance healing for Jake.

    • Ingrid
      February 3, 2015 at 5:21 pm (6 years ago)

      I sent you an email about setting up a remote Reiki session for Jake.

      Please be aware that tuna is not a complete diet for cats. It lacks vital nutrients, and should only be fed as an occasional treat.

  3. Tammy
    June 15, 2009 at 4:03 pm (11 years ago)

    I thought I made a follow-up comment on this, but I guess I didn’t finish it!

    Thanks for the info. It actually makes sense in relation to our Miss G. I’ll share this with my husband!

  4. Ingrid
    June 9, 2009 at 1:11 pm (11 years ago)

    Every once in a while, there’s an animal that either just doesn’t want the energy, or he only wants very little, but it’s really rare. Most animals take to the energy immediately.

    I have, however, run into this with other Reiki practitioners with their own pets. It usually seems to be because the person sending the Reiki is focused on the problem rather than on the pet’s well-being. I’ve found that most animals would prefer that we see them as whole and healthy rather than focusing on their limitations. It can be a real challenge not to do this, especially with our own pets.

  5. Tammy
    June 9, 2009 at 12:05 pm (11 years ago)

    I enjoyed reading about your Reiki work. My husband is also a Reiki master. He has run into one of our pets who “blocks” the energy he sends. Our little Miss Girl won’t accept the healing from him!

    Have you ever run into that?


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  1. […] session, I connect with the essence of that animal, and even though I never get to meet many of my remote Reiki clients in person, I form a strong attachment to them over the time that I work with […]

  2. […] As a Reiki Master Practitioner, I work with both animals and humans, and more than half of my current clients are feline.   I work with cats both in person and via distance treatments.  The concept of distance healing can be a bit of a leap for some people (although never for the cats!), but keep in mind that Reiki is energy, and energy works regardless of physical proximity.  For more details on distance, or  remote healing, read Distance Healing for You and Your Pet. […]

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