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All about Animal Reiki

How Animal Reiki Helps

If your pet is ill, has recently been injured, is in the end stages of life, experiences anxiety, is grieving a loss or suffers from behavioral issues, there is good news...you can help your pet! 

Top 10 Ways Reiki May Help Your Pet 

1. Accelerating healing of post surgical trauma, wounds, breaks and sprains.

2. Delaying onset and progression of certain diseases.

3. Providing relief from the effects of arthritis, rheumatism and other debilitating conditions.

4. Energizing and revitalizing older animals.

5. Soothing highly strung, anxious, stressed or hyperactive animals.

6. Helping alleviate lethargy and depression.

7. Calming transitions such as moving or introduction of another pet or newborn into the home.

8. Helping rescued animals adjust to new surroundings, especially if they have been abused. 

9. Easing the mourning process when a beloved pet friend/mate passes away.

10. Providing comfort during their transition from this world to the next.

How Animal Reiki Works

Reiki is a holistic system of energy healing. Practitioners connect with healing energy in the universe and channel it through their hands. Once limited to primarily healing people, it now also benefits companion animals around the globe. A growing number of animal rescues are taking advantage of its healing benefits.

Energy flows through the body of an animal in good health much like an electric current. However, a number of factors can interfere with this flow. Among them are physical injuries, trauma, dietary changes, emotional problems, training issues or a combination of these problems. Any blockage of energy can result in physical, psychological or behavioral problems.

LoveHeals Reiki restores positive energy flow into the animal’s body, correcting imbalance. Animals are particularly sensitive and quickly pick up on the healing offered through hands-on or even hands-off means. Typically, the animal will approach and quickly become a willing participant.

Animals often relax when receiving Reiki energy. They may lay down, yawn or even fall asleep. It is important to have water available to them, as they often become very thirsty during and after a treatment. Water helps them to cleanse their system which helps restore balance.   

Animal Reiki is safe, accessible and usually accepted by all species and very gentle, so it's particularly suited for fearful, skittish, or hard to reach animals. This also means that animal reiki is very helpful in rescues, trauma, PTSD, and a whole range of emotional issue healing.      .

Bernie has over ten years of Reiki experience treating people and animals, including dogs, cats, and

How We Heal Together

Bernie has over ten years of Reiki experience treating animals, including dogs, cats, and horses. She founded LoveHeals Reiki after working with several of her family and friend's pets and witnessing significant health improvements in each animal after each session. 

Bernie successfully works with animals  recovering from illness or surgery, those who are receiving treatment for new or chronic medical issues. She also provides hospice pain relief/comfort as well as proactive wellness care. Bernie spends time with you and your pet to develop a focused plan to best upgrade the life and health of your pet via Reiki (and in conjunction with your established routine holistic and/or veterinary care).

Appointments last anywhere from 45 - 75 minutes and help animals recover faster, saving owners anxiety and cost. 

It is important to know that Reiki can be performed in person or from a distance. Because it is not limited by miles, Reiki energy can be received just as effectively on the other side of the world as it can when the practitioner and animal are in the same room. Bernie does both in person and distance healing Reiki sessions, and her clients have reported that each type has had a tremendous impact on their pet's well-being.

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Fur Family Testimonials

Tucker, Yellow Lab

Tucker ate all of my Sour Patch Kids and other candy from graduation and was really sick. After we called poison control and they said he wouldn't die, we asked Bernie to help our dog. He felt so much better after she helped calm his stomach that he finally slept.                     

-Tyler D., Annapolis, MD

Sasha, Domestic Short Hair Cat

I'm so happy that we found Bernie through a friend. Our 14-year old cat had end stage kidney failure and Bernie provided so much visible comfort and pain relief that Sasha actually got up and ate something! I highly recommend Bernie if your pet is suffering.

-Pat S., San Diego, CA

Butters, Jack Russell Terrier

I seriously injured my paw outrunning another dog and Bernie helped speed up my healing. Before my session, my paw was super sore and hurting badly, and afterwards, I was able to get around easier and with less distress.

-As told to my dad, Kevin S.       

 Chicago, IL 

Big Red, Quarter Horse

Bernie worked with Big Red and he loved her instantly. He was getting older and was starting to creak and she eased some of his obvious pain. We are so grateful for her loving work.

-Angela and Drew H., Fallbrook, CA

Maisey, German Shepherd

Maisey had two benign tumors removed and was in pain from the surgery. In addition to her meds, we had two reiki sessions and even her vet commented on her speedy recovery. She was so much less anxious after her treatments and I know the reiki helped. I would do it again for her.

-Andrew R., San Diego, CA

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We love hearing from you! Thank you for constantly keeping us uplifted and informed of your loved one's progress. Please send your testimonial with pictures you would like to potentially see in our photo gallery to bernie@lovehealsreiki.com.