distance healing

Remote Reiki for You and Your Cat


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.Continue Reading

Cats and Reiki – A Purrfect Combination

Amber receiving Reiki 2

Reiki is a hands-on healing method that originated in Japan.  The practitioner channels healing energy through her hands to a person or a pet through a light touch either directly on the body or from a distance.  The word Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) is a Japanese composite word usually translated as “universal life energy”. It is based on the idea that all living beings have life energy flowing through them. When life energy is high, you and your pets are healthy and balanced, more relaxed and less likely to get sick. When it is low, pets and humans alike will be more easily affected by stress and less resistant to illness.

Animals, especially cats, are naturally receptive to the Reiki energy and tend to gravitate toward it readily.  Although it may be a little far-fetched, some people even say cats invented Reiki.   Cats are sensitive to energy, and because of this, they are ideal recipients for any kind of energy therapy, including Reiki.  A relaxed cat is the embodiment of balanced energy, harmony, and contentment.  Cats also seem to have the ability to transmute negative energy into something peaceful and calming – another reason why they’re such a good match for energy healing.

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.

I work with cats for various issues.  I treat feline clients with diseases ranging from asthma to kidney disease to diabetes to cancer.  Reiki can be beneficial for behavior challenges such as integrating a new cat into the household.  Reiki is particularly helpful for older cats with arthritis.  Cats are masters at hiding pain, and their caretakers often don’t recognize the signs of arthritis until it is fairly advanced and causes the cat great discomfort.  Reiki is a gentle modality that can greatly enhance comfort and help with pain control.

Many cats prefer Reiki at a slight distance, even during an in-person session.  Due to their great sensitivity to energy, hands-on treatments can be too intense.  Reiki still works.   I’ve done Reiki for a cat that never came out from under the bed for her entire session, but she pulled the energy with amazing intensity, and her human noticed improvements after just one session.

My most dramatic experience with how cats utilize Reiki happened when a woman who fosters cats for a local rescue group asked me to come work on one of her cats for a specific problem.  I was vaguely aware that there were quite a few cats in the house, and I saw some out of the corner of my eye in the next room, but once I began the session, I focused on the cat I was asked to work on, and had my back turned to the rest of the room.  When I finished the session, and turned around, there were six or seven cats zonked out in various states of relaxation behind me.  They had gotten an energy “hit”  just from being in the same room during the session.  One cat got up, walked up to me, and rubbed her face against my hand.  The woman was amazed – this was a feral cat that she had barely been able to touch herself.   That’s how powerful Reiki can be, and how receptive cats are to it – even though I directed the energy at one specific cat, the other cats still knew what to do with the residual energy.

For more information about Reiki for pets, please visit my Healing Hands website, or contact me for more information or to schedule a session for your cat.

Photo is of Amber receiving Reiki.

You may also enjoy listening to a recent teleseminar Simple Energy Techniques for Happy, Healthy Cats.

Reiki and other energy therapies are not a substitute for veterinary care.

Simple Energy Techniques for Happy, Healthy Cats

Did you miss yesterday’s teleseminar on Simple Energy Techniques for Happy, Healthy Cats with animal intuitive Lynn McKenzie? If so, you missed a wonderful seminar.  But not to worry! You can still listen to the seminar by clicking on the link below. You can also save the recording to disk so you can listen to it on the media player of your choice by right clicking on the link, and then selecting “save target as” (for PC’s) or “save link as” (for Mac’s).

Simple Energy Techniques for Happy, Healthy Cats

During the call, Lynn talked about a grounding exercise for cats, and she is offering a complementary download of this exercise on her website at http://www.animalenergy.com/grounding.  

Our next teleseminar will be on Thursday, October 28 at 8pm Eastern.  Join us for another episode of  Ask the Vet.  Dr. Fern Crist, the Conscious Cat’s resident feline veterinarian, will answer your cat health questions.

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!