Animal Reiki is so satisfying. Animals receive energy very easily because they have no preconceived expectations. Unlike humanoids who use a “thinking” process of whether or not Reiki therapy is real, animals just receive and accept the energy. Personally, I have worked on several Parrots (including my own) and several Dogs and Cats in person and distance healing. The funny thing about doing Reiki on non-humanoids is…they feel the energy so much that they literally walk away when they are done. They instinctively know when they have had enough. It doesn’t matter if it’s hands on or distance. The remarks I get from pet owners are incredible. They are in total disbelief of what just happened. Animals are as much of my practice as humans are. Treating animals is incredibly rewarding.


Doing Reiki on one of my parrots.                                                                                      Doing Reiki on an injured dog.

I made this graphic of my friends dog to show the Chakra system and what they represent. Thank you to Kathleen Ostrander-Bowers for the use of her Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier “Patty” for this graphic.


Success story on one of my birds.

Beaker was hatched in 1998. She has always been an anxious bird. In 2002, we purchase a house. In spring of 2003, during the spring equinox, she plucked her chest feathers. All of them! They grew back and then she did the same thing during the fall equinox. She was taken to the vet where she was given an injection to shut off her hormones, thinking she wanted ot nest. This did not work. Then she had x rays to rule out other possible issues. Nothing there. During this time, her plucking was becoming a habit. She was put on paxil, and while that subdued her a little bit, it was not worth having her on a drug that (in my opinion) was not good for her, since it is obviously not good of humans. I decided that there was nothing that could be done. Luckily, she did not destroy all the pins during all the years of plucking. In 2013, I became a Reiki master. Last year, October 2015, it came to me that maybe I should start dong Reiki on her. I proceeded to do healing on her 3-4 times a week. Some days, we would go 10 minutes…other days just a couple minutes. Non humanoid beings receive energy well and will let you know when they have had enough…they will simply walk away. After 8 months, she is as fully feathered as she will get. Nothing else changed during the course of the Reiki healings. She will still pluck occasionally, but the result is minimal and she does not dwell on it any longer.  Below is a before and after photo. Reiki is most definitely an alternative healing method.



A testimonial from one of my distance clients:

I contacted Sherrie Howe late June of 2013 regarding an ongoing problem that our dog, Parker was having.   Parker is 6 years old and has always been extremely frightened by thunderstorms and fireworks. Sherrie requested a good face shot photo of Parker and felt she could do a distance healing and perhaps ease some of Parker’s anxieties. We were in the midst of a thunderstorm the evening I spoke with her. I noticed Parker was more at ease and calmer than normal later that evening. Sherrie then did a second distance healing on him right before the 4th of July holiday. For the first time ever Parker was perfectly calm and did not require wearing his thunder shirt during the solid week of fireworks being set off in our neighborhood that entire week. He has not had to wear his thunder shirt since receiving his healings. I would highly recommend Ms. Howe.

Jeani Palisin
Parma, Ohio