Reiki (RAY-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is traditionally administered through gentle touch, although it can work from a distance — anywhere from across the room to across the world. “Rei” means spirit, Source, or higher wisdom; and “ki” is life force energy. As a complementary healing modality, Reiki is used in hospitals, hospice homes, spas, animal shelters, massage clinics, and many other settings.

Ask the animals, and they will teach you.I began to explore energy healing in 2006 as a way to help my cat, Idgie (1996-2012), a sweet diva of a tabby I had adopted as a tiny kitten. As is so often the case with our animal companions, she was also a guide in helping me learn how to heal myself. I took Reiki I and II the following year, and Reiki Master training in 2008 and as a refresher in 2014.

I completed the Animal Reiki Core Curriculum with Kathleen Prasad, author and founder of Animal Reiki Source and the Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA), then took Animal Reiki Master/Teacher Training with Kathleen at the Devoted Barn in Newport, Michigan in May 2017. I’ve also studied intuitive development, animal communication, and medical intuition in addition to earning a master’s degree in theology (Louisville Seminary, 1996).

At this time, I am offering in-person and distant animal Reiki sessions. The fee for in-person sessions in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area — I come to your home, barn, shelter, or clinic — is $65.

Because energy is not subject to time or space, we also have the option of distant sessions, in which I connect with the animal and send healing energy remotely. Afterward, we can communicate by phone or email. The fee for this is $55.

When you contact me about whichever option you choose, we’ll set an appointment and arrange payment via check or PayPal. And if you’re not sure what your animal friend needs, contact me anyway and I’ll do my best to help you figure out the next step.

Please note: I am not a medical or veterinary professional and do not diagnose. Reiki treatment is intended to augment — never to replace — traditional healthcare.

I follow the Animal Reiki Practitioner Code of Ethics developed by my teacher, Kathleen Prasad, and I’m a member of the Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA).

To learn more about Reiki and the wonderful ways it helps people and animals, check out the International Center for Reiki Training and Animal Reiki Source.