5 Things You Need to Know About Animal Reiki Today


1. Animal Reiki = compassion Reiki teaches us to be compassionate to ourselves and to others. Ultimately, there is no difference, since all is One. It is this Oneness space that Reiki helps us to tap into with its many tools. When we are with our animals, we can often touch this space, feeling our […]

Q&A: Dealing with Grief (for Humans and Animals)


Our experts offer advice for how to help heal bereaved pets (and people). We received a question from a reader asking for advice on how to deal with both her own and her dog’s grief. Our reader asked about crystals in particular, but many other complementary therapies can help as well, and since loss and […]

Three Reasons Animal Reiki Rocks!


There are so many reasons to love Reiki for animals! Those of us who have been practicing for a long time (or even a short time) know this well. But next time you find yourself talking to someone about why you love it, keep in mind some of these mainstream reasons why it’s the GO […]

New Regular Contributor: Kathleen Prasad, Animal Reiki Source & SARA


Kathleen Prasad is the founder of Animal Reiki Source and co-founder/president of the Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA). Cattie: I am so excited to announce our latest regular contributor to the blog; renowned animal Reiki expert Kathleen Prasad. I have long been an admirer of her work, and first met her (virtually) when she was […]

Let Your Reiki Light Shine


One of the courses we teach at Northwest School of Animal Massage is Reiki, an energetic modality tracing its origins to Japan. Although Reiki is not a massage modality, it is undoubtedly a valuable tool for anyone practicing massage. Anyone can learn Reiki and in fact, Reiki energy in its many forms is at work […]

Kathleen Prasad’s Visit to Remus Horse Sanctuary 2013

Class of 2013

As September approached, I started to get really excited about the upcoming visit of Kathleen Prasad to Remus Horse Sanctuary. Two weeks before, I met with Sue, who is the founder of Remus and we prepared in great depth how we could support Kathleen’s visit so it ran smoothly. Therefore everyone was able to benefit […]

SARA Animal Reiki Training in England September 5-8


SARA President Kathleen Prasad will once again be doing animal Reiki training at Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary in Essex, England. Remus is home to some of the oldest horses in the world and provides a wonderful and safe space for learning and for sharing Reiki. On September 5, Kathleen will be teaching a one-day Equine Reiki […]

Meet Caroline Thomas, Hoof and Paw Holistic Therapies


Caroline Thomas is the founder and owner of Hoof and Paw Holistic Therapies in Essex, England. Cattie: I met Caroline several years ago when she was the featured practitioner in the Bach Flower Remedies post we collaborated on on Animal Massage Guide. We have stayed in touch, and Caroline has since shared a very moving story […]

Energy Therapies for Dogs and Humans

Energy healing

Today’s post is a great video talk by Jo Maldonado on energy therapies for both humans and dogs, and how our thoughts and feelings impact our animals. It’s easy to forget, but I have noticed again and again that when I’m working with an animal, especially those with emotional issues, my own energy level and […]