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What is Reiki?

Reiki is an energy healing modality that originated in Japan. Facilitated through gentle, non-manipulative touch, it helps balance our nervous system, engage our inner resources, and move us towards a place of wellness.


What happens during a typical animal Reiki session?

Most animal Reiki sessions are done on-site/in-home to ensure the animal is comfortable in their own environment.

We begin with a brief discussion to understand your animal's needs.

I then allow some quiet, meditative time to settle in, get acquainted and get their 'permission' to offer Reiki to them through hands-on and/or Distance Reiki methods. I allow the animal to decide what their comfort level is.

Animals can respond in very different ways to Reiki. They can often move around during the session, particularly as they become more comfortable with someone new in their presence. This doesn't mean the Reiki is not working. 

In working with animals, I follow these guidelines-per the Animal Reiki Code of Ethics Copyright © 2021 by Animal Reiki Source

  • I work in partnership with the animal.

  • I always ask permission of the animal before beginning, and respect their decision to accept or refuse any treatment. I listen intuitively and observe the animal’s body language in determining the response.

  • I allow each animal to choose how to receive their treatment; thus each treatment could be a combination of hands-on, short distance and/or distant healing, depending on the animal’s preference.

  • I let go of my expectations about how the treatment should progress and/or how the animal should behave during the treatment, and simply trust Reiki.

  • I accept the results of the treatment without judgment and with gratitude toward Reiki and the animal’s openness and participation in the process.

How often should the animal receive Reiki?

​Chances are the imbalances the animal is experiencing didn't happen overnight. Like any holistic modality, Reiki treats the cause vs. symptoms. This can take time to unwind. In order to experience the transformative effect of this work, I recommend 4-6 follow-up sessions within an 8-week period. I offer bundles of 4, 6 & 8 sessions at discounted rates.

​Is Reiki safe?

There are no known contraindications for Reiki, meaning, there are no known reasons that a Reiki session should be avoided because of the potential to cause harm. It is generally regarded as a safe, non-invasive practice that does not compete with other interventions.

My Experience.

I've had animals grace my life since I was a toddler. I've been the honored guardian of three amazing felines, guiding one through hospice and end of life care. While most of my work has been with cats and dogs, I've also worked with horses, and volunteered at The Marine Mammal Center. I've also completed coursework in Animal Communication through Arthur Findlay College.

My happiest time of the day are my morning hikes where I meet many happy dogs along the way.



  • Pain relief/management

  • Improved sleep

  • Stress relief

  • Easing chronic tension

  • Emotional balance

  • Relief from chronic anxiety

  • Support during disease and/or difficult times

  • Accelerating the healing process after an injury or surgery

  • Strengthens the immune system

  • Increased energy level

  • Managing side effects of conventional medical treatments

Sessions held Mon-Fri, serving Marin, SF & Sonoma County
First session 60min/$125, follow-up sessions 45-60min/$95
Add $45 for travel to Novato, San Francisco or Sonoma County

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