Reiki with Animals

Animal Reiki in Helena MT

Our Animal Companions give us their lives in partnership, love, devotion, and unending friendship.  Their place in our lives does not come by chance or coincidence.  Each animal has a role in our lives, and they have a spiritual purpose to share with their human friends.  When you understand and honor this truth, your animal companions become your teachers, healers, guides and friends.

Much of what has already been explained about Reiki in this site pertains to working with our animal companions as well.  Animals have energy systems similar to people in that they have chakras (energy centers) and meridians (energy pathways) that flow within their bodies.


While most of my work has been with humans, I have also offered Reiki to a variety of animals, cats, dogs, goats, and horses to name a few.  I love working with the animals; it is deeply satisfying to see the improvement in their health.  There have been amazing healings that have baffled the veterinarians.  Some truly stand out, animals who inspired me with their courage and left an indelible imprint on my memory.  One such animal was Nobi, a blue domestic shorthair cat...

See my story:  "Why We Have Hope".



Nobi feeling lousy

"Dear Jay,

Thank you so much for using your special gift to help heal Nobi.  It most definitely pulled him through.  I am extremely grateful.  It is so wonderful to have him back!

Thank You!"

B. Jakab

​​Animals are much more sensitive than humans to energy in general and feel Reiki energy immediately and strongly.  Many animals will startle or stop in their tracks when they first feel Reiki energy.  Domestic animals often will come over and sniff my hands.  These animals harbor no         preconceived notions about what Reiki is, they just welcome it; snuggling up, aligning their bodies to get more where they are hurting.  When a horse does this I need to watch my step!  Animals do not understand what a placebo effect is.  They are under no illusions as to what is supposed to work, yet they manage to recover amazingly well with one or more Reiki treatments.


Animals are natural born healers and with that extra energy Reiki provides they can become well again. The reaction that most animals have is a calming down sometimes deep relaxation, cats and dogs fall asleep, horses will lick and chew and drop their heads, birds recover after being knocked senseless from a sudden stop at my window pane.  Their eyes become alert and off they go flying back home.  Reiki speeds up the process of healing and can be used in conjunction with many veterinary technologies, and therapies.

"Dear Jay,

Words will never be able to express the gratitude, emotions and appreciation that I felt for you, and still feel.  My experience was overwhelming --from both a medical and emotional standpoint.  It is with extreme pride that I let you know Jules is doing great.  His last recheck showed his kidney enzymes were normal!  Not a day goes by that I am not thankful to see his cute orange face following me around the house.  And I do believe you played a major part in the fact that I still have my little boy.  You will never know how much that experience changed my life.  You are such a wonderful, caring person, and I thank you with all my heart for all you did for both me and Jules."


J. Rockwell, DVM


Watercolor cat
Nobi, not feeling well
What happens during a Reiki Treatment?
  • After introductions, the practitioner sits or stands a short distance from the animal to allow them to decide if they want hands on or distance Reiki.


  • The animal may lie down where they are, come and lay close to the practitioner or place a bothersome part of their body near the practitioner's hands.


  • The practitioner then places their hands on or above the animal's body with the intention that the energy serves their highest and best good.


  • the energy flows through the practitioner's hands offering healing energy wherever it needs to go.


  • When the animal is through they will get up and direct their attention toward something else.


  • Animals are receptive and understand telepathic communication and energy work.  Reiki helps to break up energy blockages within their body, allowing healing energy to flow again freely.


  • Reiki treatment sessions may be offered at a distance.  These treatment have the same benefits as in-person sessions.


  • Distance Reiki is much like prayer.  Practitioners focus on the animal, bring in Reiki energy, and "transmit" it across time and space.

Benefits for your animal companions
  • Reiki promotes a sense of peace, contentment and harmony.


  • Reiki promotes speedier healing of physical trauma caused by accidents or surgery.


  • Reiki can boost the immune system.


  • Reiki can improve the results of medical treatments by relieving stress and reducing pain and inflammation.


  • Reiki can shorten healing time with muscular skeletal conditions, diseases, and injuries.


  • Reiki is effective on animals with behavior problems or those with signs of abuse.


  • Reiki can reduce the side effects of chemotherapy.


  • Reiki can delay the onset and progression of certain diseases in animals.


  • Reiki can energize and revitalize.


  • For the terminally ill, Reiki is a powerful yet gentle way to provide comfort, relief from fear, and anxiety.

Ellie after a Reiki treatment

                 Ellie just after a Reiki treatment

"I'll never forget the day you came over to help our Eleanor.  She knew you were trying to help her and she felt comforted and peaceful. I felt peaceful as your hands moved slowly over Ellie's lame and weary body."

P. Grassy

In person Reiki healing treatments in or near Helena, Montana are best held at your home , barn or kennel where your animal is most comfortable.  They can also be held at your veterinarian's office, with their permission.

$30.00 for a 30 minute session



Distance treatments have the same benefit as in person sessions.  They are available for your convenience or to benefit your animal's special needs, schedules, emergencies, trauma, or illness.

$15.00 for a 15 minute session

Reiki is not a substitue for veterinary care but rather complimentary to it.  Reiki practitioners do not diagnose conditions, nor do they perform medical treamtment, nor prescribe substances, nor interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional..


Always consult your veterinarian for any concerns about the health and/or behavior of your animal companion.

The content is intended to be used for informational and educational purposes only.  It is not intended to be a substitute for professional  medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment.   Please always consult your primary care giver for any concerns about your health. 

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