Last Updated on: April 9, 2018 by Ingrid King


Reiki is a hands-on healing method that originated in Japan. It is based on the idea that all living beings have life energy flowing through them. When life energy is high, you and your cats are healthy and balanced, more relaxed and less likely to get sick. When it is low, you and your cats will often be more easily affected by stress and less resistant to illness. Reiki helps return the body to its natural state of balance and well-being. It is a safe complement to conventional Western medicine, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy and all other forms of healing.

Reiki offers numerous benefits for both pets and people. It can help with minor things like head aches or stomach aches, colds, flu, tension and anxiety as well as serious illness like cancer and heart disease. It can reduce or eliminate side effects of conventional medical treatment, including the negative effects of chemotherapy and radiation. It can strengthen the immune system and accelerate natural healing following surgery or illness. It can alleviate pain, both acute and chronic.

In some cases animals and people have experienced complete healings which have been confirmed by medical tests before and after the Reiki treatments. However, while some have experienced miracles, they cannot be guaranteed. Most people and pets experience stress reduction along with gradual improvement of physical and psychological condition.

One aspect of Reiki that is often intriguing to people new to the concept of energy healing is remote healing. Also known as distance healing, remote healing is an energetic healing process that can be best explained through the principles of Quantum physics. Remote healing can be extremely effective, sometimes even more effective than local, hands-on healing.

How does it work?

Everything in our world is made up of energy, and everything is connected and part of the same, continuous whole. Remote healing is, in essence, “wireless” healing. We accept that cell phones, televisions, electronic devices and even our garage door openers work in this wireless way. When we think about energy in the same way, perhaps it’s not as much of a leap that all energy travels like that, including the energy of healing.

In a remote healing session, the practitioner connects energetically with the person or animal requesting the healing. Every living being has a unique frequency, and the practitioner tunes in to 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 remote 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.

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 – remote healing can be a good option for animals who are skittish about being with strangers. It can also be great in an emergency situation, since a remote session can usually be scheduled with very little advance notice. For humans with busy schedules, remote sessions allow them to benefit from a Reiki treatment without having to make time to drive to and from the session.

I offer remote Reiki sessions for pets and for people; in fact, almost all of my Reiki practice, both human and animal, is with remote clients. My clients have experienced success with a variety of conditions, the following are just two examples:

A feline success story

The owner of a fifteen-year-old cat with virulent nasal discharge caused by calici virus requested remote 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.

A human success story

A client needed major dental surgery and requested remote 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.

If you’d like to schedule a remote Reiki treatment for yourself or your pets, please send me an e-mail. For more information about my Reiki practice, please visit Healing Hands.

Have you or your cat experienced Reiki, or any other form of energy therapy? What was your experience?

6 Comments on Remote Reiki for You and Your Cat

  1. My wonderful father has been a Reiki/Mari-EL practitioner (Master level) for years, and I have been a Reiki practitioner for about a year now (exclusively animals and myself, so far). I confess that I was somewhat skeptical about how much Reiki could do until I witnessed a true miracle about 6 years ago. I always went with the “Well, it can’t hurt” philosophy before then. My mother badly injured her arm when we were on our way to Yellowstone. I truly thought we would wind up taking her to the ER, that her wound would be infected, etc. Imagine my shock when I took the bandage off the following morning (after my father and I had been healing her for about 12 hours) and found…that it was almost halfway healed already! (I won’t go into the gross details of the injury.) And it eventually healed without a scar. Amazing!

    My father has given all my cats (and me, of course!) Reiki/Mari-EL treatments, and I have no doubt they really have helped. Zanzibar, my foster fail, knows who my father is when Z. sees him outside. Pretty cool!

    I am going to send you an email about doing a Reiki consultation for my Casey-cat, Ingrid. I know my wonderful father does it for me for free and I can do it as well, but I’d really like to have someone who “does” animals to give it a try. Daddy is a people practitioner, and I barely know what I’m doing. Casey won’t let me touch her with a Reiki hand, either…so I try to do it from a short distance, but I’m not sure if I’m doing much! Also, when she’s in a minor crisis, as now (not eating), I tend to rather freak out. She’s my precious little one, so I can’t calm myself down properly.

    • Thanks for sharing the Reiki experience with your mother’s injury, Amy. While not the norm, these kinds of miracles can happen with Reiki.

      I’d be honored to work with Casey.

    • That’s one of the things I like so much about Reiki, Layla: it can be used with other modalities without any interference.

  2. I am in Pennsylvania, Ingrid is in Virginia, but I can certainly attest to the effectiveness of remote reiki during Cookie’s last year, and eventually I will write about it along with Ingrid.

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