Animal Reiki

Energy healing in pets

Reiki is a hands on healing method that originated in Japan. The practitioner channels healing energy through the hands through the animal, using a light touch either directly on the body or from a distance. All living things have life energy flowing through them ( Universal life energy). When this energy gets obstructed or stagnated it can create many issues such as illness and easily affected by stress. However when this energy is high and flowing properly, your pets are healthier, more balanced, relaxed and less likely to get sick. Pet Reiki is a safe holistic treatment that can be used solo or as a compliment to conventional, Western medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy and all forms of healing.

 Animals are very receptive to Reiki energy and tend to gravitate towards it readily. Cats especially are naturally receptive to Reiki, and some people even say cats invented it! There are some pets that may and initially prefer to experience the energy from a slight distance rather than having the practitioner's hands directly on them.

 Benefits of Animal Reiki 

* Enhances overall well being. Just like people, even healthy pets can have on occasion 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.

How does it work

Quantum physics shows us that everything is made up of energy, and everything is connected. Everything is part of the same, continuous whole. Long distance healing is “wireless” healing. We accept that cell phones, televisions and even our garage door openers work in this wireless way. It’s not much of a leap to accept that all energy travels that way, including the energy of healing.

In a remote Reiki session, the practitioner connects with the person or animal requesting the healing energetically. Every living being has a unique frequency, and the practitioner tunes into that unique energy. We are all part of the same unified field of consciousness, and it’s simply a question of “dialing in” to the correct frequency. Once the connection is made, the practitioner sends the healing energy to the recipient.

Recipients of distance healing report the same sensations recipients of hands-on healing experience, such as a sense of heat or tingling in certain parts of the body, a sense of calm and peace, and a deep sense of relaxation.

Why Remote

 Other than the obvious reason – the person or animal requesting the healing is not in the same geographical area as the practitioner – remote healing can be a good option for animals who are skittish about being with strangers or too hyper to sit still. For humans with busy schedules, remote sessions allow them to benefit from the energy without having to make time to drive to and from the session. Remote treatments are just as effective as in person treatments and can be preferable to hands-on treatments in some instances. Distance treatments are also quick to schedule: in emergency situations, I can usually offer a distance treatment the same day. 

Also; if the animal has become dangerous to humans and does not want any close contact (this includes dog, horse, bull, buffalo etc.) Distance healing would be required. 

Animal Reiki


 Reiki sessions for pets typically last 15-30 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 Modern WitchDoctor provides, frequency of sessions will be tailored to your pet’s individual needs.

Treatments at our Center

We offer treatments at our healing center for smaller domestic animals such as dogs, cats, birds and reptiles. Larger animals such as horses, cattle, large reptiles or animals that cannot be transported, in home treatments are required. 

In Home Treatment

 Reiki treatments are either given in the pet’s home (email to find out whether your home is within my treatment radius) or remotely. We work out of Frederick, Md and surrounding areas, but have been know to travel further. Most pets take to the energy readily and enjoy hands-on treatments. Some pets may be more comfortable from a slight distance. Whether given directly hands-on or from across the room, treatments are equally effective.


Remote Treatments

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.

 Our founder Kayce Heister has provided energy healing to a large variety of animals including horses, buffalo, raptor birds, large reptiles and even a few raccoons. Because Kayce practices shamanism (Animism = The belief everything has a spirit) she offers a unique style to her treatments that allows for a deep connection to the spirit and luminous energy field of the animal. This has helped her to work with animals thought to be dangerous, a lost cause and untreatable.

 Treatments typically last 15-30 minutes depending on how much energy the animal is willing to take. The fee for a treatment is $65. All treatments are by appointment only.  Visit here to schedule or email at if you have any questions.