Reiki for animals and their people
Reiki for animals and their people
Hi, I'm Shelley, and I'm grateful to be able to share my passion of helping animals and the people who love them!
I'm a Reiki 3, Master Level Teacher/Practitioner in Usui Reiki and in the Let Animals Lead Method® of Animal Reiki created by Kathleen Prasad.
I love working with people and with all animals, large and small. I have experience with animals ranging from cats, dogs, and horses, to snakes, birds, and tigers!
Are you looking for a Reiki session for yourself? I'd love to help, and I'm available to answer any questions.
At the moment, I'm currently offering distant healing sessions only but will be returning to in-person sessions by June 1!
In the meantime, people are experiencing amazing results with the distant sessions, and you never have to leave home to enjoy the benefits of Reiki!
During in -person sessions, you lie on a massage table, fully clothed, while I share energy with you through various gentle hand movements on or slightly above various parts of your body.
The most common response I get after a session is, "That was more relaxing than a massage!"
During a distant session, you are in the comfort of your home while I share healing energy remotely from my location.
Since Reiki is pure energy, it knows no bounds, and is unaffected by distance.
The only thing I ask is that you (or your animal) be able to relax for the duration of the session. This is for your benefit, so you get the most from your time. I will message you before the session with suggestions and again immediately following, and I will share any information I receive during your session.
Animals are energetic sponges. Without meaning to, we share our anxiety, worry, distress, and all manner of energies with them. They take on these energies, and much like us, they often become sick.
Healing yourself benefits you AND your animals!
Reiki is gentle and non-invasive, yet powerful, and works safely with other forms of healing.
"I had a wonderful, relaxing experience of healing during my Reiki session, only a few weeks after we had lost our oldest daughter. The calm that came over me was so needed and welcomed. I honestly left there feeling so much better and like some of the heavy stress from the shock and sadness was lifted. What a gift to someone in such pain! Thank you, Shelley, for sharing that gift with me"
"I still have a hard time writing about the loss of my sweet sarge, but I have to share with everyone that, reiki helps. I can't explain it, but I know it helped my old dog and myself through his transition over the rainbow bridge. Shelley was wonderful to my pup and he was comfortable with her, even gave her kisses and he never does that! I know that she has a gift and I'm so thankful that we got to witness it"
"My first session with Shelley, he comes up to her and lays his head in her lap...it took him a year to lay next to me and as so said before, anyone trying to pet him or show love is a huge challenge. Coworkers come up to him now and pet him and he welcomes their love. He really seems more relaxed and is starting to learn to “dog”. They’re actually quite amazed at his sudden change.
My Daisy is always in work mode and has a hard time relaxing and I saw so much progress with her working with Shelley one-on-one. It takes a special person to work with a gal like Daisy- our codependency on one another and how in tune she is with my anxiety and mental health issues has made her an overworked therapy dog. Shelley worked with Daisy’s chaotic personality and seemed to calm and relax her quicker than I’ve seen anyone or anything relax Daisy."
"You all know that my Maybadeen is, well, "special." She's had some serious challenges with anxiety. I am horrified to say that she has bitten people. She gets so worked up when I take her to the vet, she has seizures. We've tried Prozac. We had some success with it, but it seems to have leveled off and I do not want to keep increasing the dosage. Last straw came right before Thanksgiving when she was really ugly to my mother.
Enter Shelley. I cannot explain to you how this works, only that it DOES. The change in Maybadeen is remarkable. I'm not gonna say that she has turned into the most laid back creature on the planet (she still loses her shizz when the UPS man bangs on the door,) but y'all, I had 12 women at my house on Tuesday and she did FINE. That is pretty much a miracle.
If you have a fur baby with anxiety, please reach out to Shelley. I promise it will be worth your time!"
Translated, Reiki (pronounced ray'-key), means means "Spirit Energy", and is often referred to as "Universal Life Force Energy".
Reiki aids in relaxation, boosts immunity, assists in your body's natural healing processes, and in your emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. It is also said to induce deep relaxation, help people and animals cope with difficulties, relieve emotional stress, and improve your overall well being.
Animal Reiki creates a deeper connection with animals. During a session with your animal, I'll create a peaceful space through meditation, and invite her or him to join me in the space. I don't do anything "to" them, but rather offer them the choice of sharing a beautiful energetic space. It's in this place that they're able to relax and begin to heal.
Everyone can benefit from Reiki, as it goes directly to the origin of an issue, known or unknown.
Reiki can do no harm and will not give more than you or your animal are open to receive.
Serious or chronic conditions benefit from one or more sessions weekly.
Animals nearing the end of life benefit from short sessions, 10 minutes or so every day for gentle comfort and pain relief. This helps ease the transition for the family as well.
Animals making a transition from shelter life to a new family benefit greatly from the relaxing power of Reiki.
Everyone benefits from regular sessions for supporting energetic balance and health maintenance.
Both in-home and remote sessions are equally effective. The majority of the animal parents who reach out to me have animals who are anxious, worried, or fearful. For this reason, I generally recommend distant sessions for animals.
In the case of a remote session, we will schedule a time that I'll meditate with your animal, ideally when he/she can relax during and after the session.
Benjamin, oh what a special soul! A gentle giant, he was too scared to leave his kennel when he first arrived at the Village. The first day we met, I sat in his kennel and offered him Reiki. In return, he offered me kisses. We were fast friends from then on. He now lives with a man who adores him, and rightfully so!
He won me over the first time we made eye contact.
Buster was worried. He had a limp from an old wound, and this new place was scary. But he just needed a friend to remind him that he was perfect on the inside. He took to Reiki right away, and once his bright shiny spirit started shining through, he got a whole family, complete with 2 little kids all his own!
Luther was an abuse/neglect case. He was hunkered in the back of his cage when we met. But love and Reiki brought out his sweet, brave, shiny self, and Luther hitched a ride up North to a new happy ever after!
Average sessions last 30 minutes
Distant $30 (or $95 for a series of 4)
Healing and relaxation
In-person healing $75
Distant Healing $40
Distant healing $20