Animal Reiki is a gentle and non-invasive practice in which animals control the amount of healing energy that they receive. Treatment is given from a short distance away, and is only hands-on if the animal places his or her body into the practitioner’s hands. Reiki relieves stress and supports healing for all animals including pets, farm animals, shelter animals, feral cats, wild animals, injured animals and traumatized animals.
For healthy animals, Reiki helps maintain their health, enhances relaxation and provides emotional peace. For ill animals, Reiki complements all veterinary and holistic treatments, can speed up recovery with less pain, and reduces the side effects of chemotherapy. For dying animals, Reiki provides relief from pain and anxiety, easing the transition for both the animal and the animal’s people.
Michelle Kyle trained under Kathleen Prasad, the founder of the Animal Reiki movement in North America. She completed Reiki Two and Reiki Animal Training Advanced Techniques at BrightHaven animal hospice in California, where the normal lifespan of cats is late 20s and one cat was 36 years old. She completed Reiki Three teacher training at The CARE Foundation wildlife sanctuary in Florida. At CARE, she shared Reiki with wild animals including tigers, black leopards, a cougar, and a panther.