Reiki for Animals

Animals have energy systems as part of their bodies in the same way that people do.

The system of Reiki is known as a number of things; a personal healing practice and a hands-on healing treatment for others. "Others" might be people, or any other animal.

We share this world with animals. Working with the system of Reiki with animals is therefore totally natural and gives us the opportunity to communicate with them consciously at a different level than we are used to.

There is so much occurring in the animal world, of which we are a part, and of which we are unaware. When we begin allowing Reiki to guide and support us in our connection with animals we will find that we are able to communicate in ways we never thought possible. By communicate we don't necessarily mean "talk', but rather to sense and be with animals in an authentic manner.


How Does Reiki With Animals Work?

The system of Reiki teaches practitioners ways to work with animals to support the animal's healing process - and the healing process of the animal's human friends too, if necessary. The way of the practitioner is not to intrude upon the animal's space, nor to make decisions about the animal’s health, but to offer energy to the animal that it can draw upon in its own time and in its own way.

Many people think that to receive a Reiki treatment the hands are placed on the body, but this is not necessarily so. Some animals may not appreciate this, or may be unable to have this depending upon their situation. For example, if an animal is in trauma or aggressive or in a cage, then it is not possible to touch. Thankfully, this is not a requirement for a successful Reiki treatment. In fact, most animals prefer to make the choice themselves whether they come to you for touch or whether they simply stay in the energetic environment that you create. Energy does not have physical barriers and animals are more aware of this than we physically conscious humans!


How Long Is A Treatment?

A Reiki treatment for an animal may take up to an hour and will depend upon the needs of the animal. Animals make it quite clear what they want and when.

Access The Flow of True Healing and Clear Your Pet's Energy System

Access The Flow of True Healing and Clear Your Pet's Energy System


How Many Sessions Will My Pet Need?

It will depend upon the needs of the animal as to how many sessions the animal may need. One treatment may make an enormous change for an animal. We therefore recommend that this be decided upon after the session and after gauging the response of the animal to that treatment.


How Does A Reiki Treatment Help My Animal?

The system of Reiki is not like taking a pill. We simply offer energy to the animal and it takes what it needs. Some animals can be very open to healing in this way, while others are more reserved. In this way, they are not unlike humans – each is an individual with its own likes, dislikes and quirks. The wonderful thing about a Reiki treatment is its lack of intrusiveness, meaning that many animals do not feel threatened by the practitioner and can therefore more easily be open to their own healing.


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"I am the happy owner of three doxies, 2 cats, 3 goats, and 3 chickens. I brought my English shaded cream dachshund, who is four years and five months old in for a sound and reiki session with Melissa. My experience of Melissa is that she is very thorough, clear and an excellent practitioner. He was very happy and comfortable to feel Melissa's touch and to be in her presence. Likewise I am at peace working and being with Melissa. My focus for this session was to help my dog with his attachment issues. I don't know who benefited more me or him.  During the session I became aware of my connection of loss, grief and the transference process to my dog. Melissa clearly has the unique ability to observe, offer suggestions and actions that produce immediate desired results. I highly recommend the extraordinary multi faceted work uniquely offered by Melissa Zollo."
DM K. - Personal Trainer - CT

“I talk a lot but never listened to myself until this Sound session with Melissa. I realized that I was always feeling sorry for my dog and for the emotional damage of his past. Within ten minutes, the understanding of old thought patterns that I was attaching to my pet changed things instantaneously for the better. I reframed the whole picture and set an intention with Melissa's help, seeing my dog as friendly, relaxed and seeing harmony with our cats at home. I truly believe that this allowed for both of us to enjoy the Sound Balancing session. I recommend it to others.”
– Carrie D. - Artist, NYC

Read more about how Reiki with Melissa Zollo has improved animal wellbeing. If you have any questions or you would like to get in touch with Melissa to make an appointment, she would love to hear from you.


Melissa Zollo

Melissa is a leading inspirational speaker and mentor, a celebrated grand-master imagist, energy facilitator, reiki master, certified restorative and advanced regression hypnotist, certified Akashic record reader, memory reconciliation and image re-patterning practitioner, certified sound healer, certified gong master, certified Himalayan singing bowl practitioner and certified tuning forks and drum practitioner. She created the ‘Imaginal Dynamic” series and lectured on the Universal Laws of Consciousness and the Power of Imagination for 30 years. Click here to read Melissa’s full biography.



Melissa is not a medical doctor or mental health practitioner.  She does not diagnose, prescribe, treat, cure, or heal any physical, mental, or emotional illness. The services Melissa renders are not a form of health care, psychotherapy, or counseling, nor are they substitutes for medical treatments or medications. She recommends that you seek medical and/or professional help when appropriate. Melissa will withhold non-referred services if a client’s behavior, appearance or statements would lead a reasonable person to believe that the client should be evaluated by a licensed health care professional, and will provide services to such clients only after evaluation and with the approval of the licensed health care professional.


Ethics, Confidentiality and Privacy

Melissa Zollo practices in accordance with a high code of ethics and standards. She maintains the confidentiality of all knowledge and information concerning her clients. She may disclose information only when required by law or when authorized by those responsible for the client’s care.


Please note, a 48-hour cancellation policy is required for all services.



The information provided on this site is not intended as diagnosis, treatment or prescription for any disease or illness. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Results may vary from person to person or animal to animal.

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