Hikari Natural Healing

For your animal companion


People often wonder why I place an emphasis in my practice on animals, since Reiki works equally well on animals and people. The simple fact is that I really enjoy being with animals and get a lot of comfort and satisfaction from working with them. Throughout the course of my training, I spent a lot of time with animals and learned a lot from them. In fact, I continue to. My whole reason for getting started with Reiki in the first place grew out of my need to find a better treatment method for my horse, and I know there are other people out there like me who want the same thing for their animal friends.

Reiki works great for animals because you don’t need physical contact for it work to work effectively. Also, because Reiki is a gentle, noninvasive method, it allows the animal to participate in the treatment process by controlling how much--if any-- of the treatment it will receive, and whether a hands-on or distance method is best. Allowing your animal companion a choice in treatment process can often improve your relationship.


(photo courtesy of Nature's Pathways magazine)

Similarly, the animal is always in charge of the length of treatment, and will tell me when they are finished. Typically a 30 or 60 minute session works well.

If you’re wondering how Reiki can be beneficial for animals, here are just a few examples:

  • For a dog recovering from an injury, a series of daily treatments followed by weekly treatments can actually speed the healing process received by traditional veterinary care alone.
  • For a horse in full dressage training, regular weekly or every-other week Reiki treatments can ease any sore muscles and keep performance levels up.
  • For a cat nearing its end of life, a series of treatments can easy any pain and provide emotional and spiritual support to the process.

Healing reactions are very uncommon in Reiki. If they do occur, they are brief and typically occur with other signs of healing. If you do see a healing reaction, it is the body’s way of releasing imbalances; anything that comes up is for the good of the animal.