What is Reiki?

reikiThe word “Reiki” is a combination of Japanese symbols which together mean “Universal Life Force”. Reiki is a healing methodology which channels this universal life energy through one person and into another being: human, animal or plant.  Reiki is both powerful and gentle.

Used by millions worldwide, the results of Reiki healing, both distance and in person, have been scientifically documented. Hospitals and some insurance carriers are beginning to recognize the benefits of using Reiki as a compliment to traditional medical treatments.

It can be used to treat a physical pain or illnesses, but healing has to been known to take place emotionally and spiritually as well.


I am a Reiki II Practitioner and when I went for the Reiki I and Reiki II I had the sole intention of using it for my own personal healing. The first Reiki Symboltime that I realized I could use my training with animals was when a friend of mine told me about her dog’s heart problem. I found myself telling her that she should consider having Reiki done on him and asked if she knew of any practitioner’s by her (she lives in California). Then I remembered that I was trained in distance healing and that I could do it. It was in that moment I knew why I had gone through the training.

It wasn’t just for me but for the animals that I work with. I am happy to report that her pup, Beans, now seems to be on the road to recovery after multiple diagnoses and surgeries. I know that the Reiki wasn’t the cure but I do know that it was helpful.

I have also found that it helps me to focus my energy more when working with both animals and people and it allows me to be calmer. My calmness is actually something that alot of my clients remark upon when working with me.

Reiki can be done in person or remotely. The Reiki practitioner does not need to be physically present with the recipient for it to be effective. Distance healing is when Reiki is done remotely and the practitioner is in one location while the recipient is in another.

It can be used when an animal is sick or stressed or simply before or during any travel time. Although Reiki may not be a cure it will definitely help with the stress that can come from an illness. When you travel alone or with your pet it is usually a stressful time, sometimes for both you and your pet.

Doing sessions during this time will help to keep your pets anxiety level down and help them be able to relax, which in turn will help you to relax and enjoy your trip! Reiki is also great in helping animals that suffer from anxiety on a regular basis. It will help to relax them so that they can be calmer. This is not an over night cure but it will help your pet to center and ground their energy when used regularly.

Although I am available for in person sessions in the state of NJ and I tend to use them while I am pet sitting; I prefer using distance healing for animals since for some of them, like Mattie who are anxious or fearful, find it easier to receive the energy. When I try to work with Mattie at home the focused energy actually makes him uncomfortable and he will get up and leave.

I have used it on others while I was with them and they absolutely love it, they move closer to me or just settle in where they are and relax. But because you never know how the animal will react distance healing tends to be the better route. At least in my opinion.

If you have been thinking about reiki for you or your pet or if it is just something that you were interested in learning a bit more about then you have come to the right place. Here you will find answers to your questions along with what services I offer and my fees. I do offer services in person but on a limited availability basis please contact me to find out my fees. If you have additional questions or are interested in something you don’t see listed, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. Also feel free to read below for some frequently asked questions about Reiki and how it works.

Who can use Reiki?

And how does it work? Since Rieki is the Universal Life Force there is no one or no thing that won’t benefit from the use of Reiki. Reiki healers place their hands just above or very gently on the body of the person or animal in need of treatment. The goal of the Reiki healing practice is to facilitate the person’s or animal’s own natural healing response. Reiki can be used to promote health, not only as a treatment for illness. Animals generally respond very well to touch. If it is obvious that the animal does not want to be touched, distant Reiki can be practiced for the animal’s healing and well-being. Any Reiki healer can practice Reiki on an animal, however Reiki animal clinics are becoming available in some cities, as well as practitioners within a veterinary practice as complementary treatment.

Reiki is for our animal companions too?

When Reiki practitioners work they place their hands just above or very gently on the body of the person or animal in need of treatment. The goal is not to heal from outside but to heal from WITHIN by helping to facilitate a person’s or animal’s own natural healing response. Reiki can be also be used to promote health, not only as a treatment for illness.

When it comes to our animal companions they generally respond very well to touch – which is why we use it in our everyday interactions. Some animals are not so comfortable with touching and if this is the case distant Reiki can be practiced as a way of treatment for your pet Any Reiki practitioner can practice Reiki on an animal.

As different alternative treatments are become popular in both human and animal treatment clinics are becoming available in some cities, as well as practitioners within a veterinary practice as complementary treatment.

Why does distance healing work?

The world, and everything in it, is made of energy. Reiki allows an opening to tap into this energy in a way that transcends time, space, and distance. Reiki changes the frequency of energy and essentially fine-tunes the energy to a more healing level. Specific Reiki symbols which are designed for long distance healing are used to focus and direct healing energies in a way that can heal from around the world. Animals are especially receptive to Reiki healing because they have no preconceived notions of what will or will not help them; they simply receive the healing energies and allow their bodies to tune to the higher frequencies of Reiki energy to overcome many physical ailments as well as mental and emotional stresses.

Description of Services

I offer a variety of sessions from a single session up to 10 sessions. The pricing for the sessions listed below are for distance healing only. If you are interested in a one-on-one please contact me for pricing. The single session is 15 minutes of continuous energy and is one time only. Although the rest are priced at 15 minutes they are actually continuous energy being sent without any break except for the 10 day session. In the 10 day session there will be a break of 2 days after the first 5 days. It will start up again the next week for 5 days in a row for a total of 10 days of treatment.

All of the sessions will begin on a day of the week that is selected by me, usually a Sunday, and will last for the number of days you select. I will send you an email to let you know when the sessions will be starting. If this is for you pet please know that there is nothing that you need to make them do they can continue with their daily activities as usual. If this is for you the same holds true. Although it is not necessary for you to be focused on receiving the energy, it doesn’t hurt for you to take it a bit easier. Make sure that you are sleeping well and drinking a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day. Water will help your body to be a better conduit for the energy. Again, the Reiki will work whether you do this or not. The same holds true for your pet.

You can reach out to me on my contact page with any questions or to schedule a session. You can also choose the number of sessions and order below. Please give me at least 24 hours to get back to you. At that point we will setup a time to have a phone conversation that will answer any of your questions, concerns, and then finally, to schedule the date that your sessions will begin.

I look forward to working with you!

Reiki Distance Healing Sessions
Sessions: Description: Duration: Fee: Order:
1 Session 15 minutes of focused healing energy One time $15

3 Sessions 3 consecutive days of focused healing energy 3 Days $55

5 Sessions 5 consecutive days of focused healing energy 5 Days $105

10 Sessions 10 days over a two week period of consective focused healing energy 10 Days $200