The Divine Medium

What is Reiki for Pets?

Reiki is a hands-on healing method that originated in Japan. The practitioner channels healing energy through their hands to the animal through a light touch either directly on the body or from a distance. Reiki is a safe complement to conventional Western medicine, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy and all other forms of healing.


Animals, especially cats, are naturally receptive to the Reiki energy and tend to gravitate towards it easily. Some pets may prefer to experience the energy from a distance, rather than having the practitioner’s hands directly on them.


Reiki sessions for pets typically last 10-30 minutes. The frequency of sessions depends entirely on each individual animal’s health status and needs. Some health issues can be resolved in two or three sessions, others may take ongoing sessions on a recurring basis. As with all services The Divine Medium provides, frequency of sessions will be tailored to your pet’s individual needs. 

Benefits of Reiki for Pets

  • Enhances overall well-being.
    Just like people, even healthy pets can have occasional physical, emotional and mental imbalances that, if left untreated, can manifest as illness. Periodic Reiki treatments can help maintain your pet’s natural state of well-being and balance.

  • Strengthens the immune system for cancer therapies.
    Cancer therapies such as chemotherapy and radiation present stress to an already compromised immune system. Reiki strengthens the immune system to better deal with this additional stress. It helps alleviate or prevent the side effects of conventional cancer treatments and provides pain relief.

  • Accelerates healing following surgery or illness.
    Reiki can alleviate and prevent side effects of conventional medications such as pain killers and antibiotics, and provides pain relief and relaxation to facilitate and enhance the body’s natural healing response.

  • Increases trust and bonding between you and your pet.
    People and pets often mirror each others’ physical and emotional states. Animals are natural healers and sometimes take on their person’s problems, often in an attempt to heal them. This happens because of the deep bond shared between a pet and his or her person. Because of the shared energy in such a close relationship, energetic imbalances are shared as well. For optimum healing, joint treatments for people and their pets can often be beneficial.

  • Can help with behavior issues by promoting relaxation and stress reduction.
    Many behavior issues are caused by stress. Reiki has a calming effect on the pet and may help make the pet more receptive to training and behavior modification. Reiki is extremely beneficial for animals with a history of abuse. The gentle touch and the energy can help restore trust in animals who have learned to associate touch with being hurt.

  • Provides comfort and relieves pain, anxiety and fear for terminally ill animals.
    Reiki is a wonderful way to facilitate the transition for terminally ill animals and their owners. Often, animals will not allow themselves to transition because they intuitively feel that their person is not ready to let them go. Joint Reiki treatments for the pet and his or her person can help both through this difficult time by enhancing the bond and allowing a gentle transition.

In Shop orIn Home Treatments

Reiki treatments are either given within our facility or in the pet’s home in the surrounding areas of Johnstown, Ebensburg, Altoona, and Pittsburgh. It is all about trust and helping your furry love one feel more comfortable. Most pets take to the energy immediately and enjoy the hands-on treatment, as well as the Crystals. However, there are some that need a little more time to acclimate to the energy and vibrations. 

Distance or Remote Healing

Reiki can be given remotely. 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.

Who Can Benefit From An Reiki Session?

Everyone and every living thing.  Reiki Energy healing may be used with individuals of all ages and stages of health and illness.  Animals and plants are also very receptive to this type of healing. Animals and their humans benefit from sessions together as well. It is a great bonding experience of love and understanding.


How we provide Reiki Sessions

Reiki can be performed in person or through distance healings. We may perform Reiki in your home (depending on circumstances) and at our location. Distance healing is also a common and highly effective process. Contact us for details and questions.