LifeWays Reiki - Wheaton, IL
Our animal companions thrive with Reiki. Many are "Reiki sponges" and will accept as much as we can offer them. The healing powers of Reiki's Life Energy are amazing. Sharing this healing practice with others - human and non-human - is always a blessing.
Reiki began for me with a beloved cat suffering intestinal cancer. Our vet said we had weeks, maybe a month. Our Reiki Master friend offered to bring Reiki to us. I was skeptical. Then she treated our Valkyrie - who lived for six months, responded well to medical treatments, and was her old affectionate, happy self. When she passed, very gently, in her special person's lap on Christmas Eve, 1999, we knew her final months had been good, a gift from the healing energies of Reiki. Cats are not known to respond to placebos. I was convinced. The effect Reiki had on our Kyri put me on the Reiki path.
Since then, I have become a Reiki Master Teacher myself in both traditional Western Reiki and the Usui/Holy Fire III system. About 1/4 of my work is Distant Reiki with animal companions. I also offer house calls for hands-on or close-by Reiki when that feels most appropriate. Dogs, cats, horses, iguanas, cockatiels ~ Reiki brings deep relaxation, stress reduction, comfort, energy balancing, an increased feeling of overall wellbeing, and stimulation of natural healing processes for body, mind, and spirit.
No one can promise that Reiki will cure a problem - we're not practicing medicine. But it is a complementary treatment that can increase the effectiveness of other treatments. Reiki is a safe, practical, non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical, results-focused process of energy transfer that promotes healing. Add it to the treatment of behavioral issues, medical issues, stress, promoting general wellbeing - in all situations, Reiki will help.
Our Animal Reiki service is based upon the use of Distant Reiki as practiced in the Let Animals Lead system of SARA, the Shelter Animals Reiki Association. Our basic program is a minimum of 30 minutes of Distant Reiki sent daily for 7 days, for $100. I will always recommend more Reiki rather than less - the effects are cumulative, and the more Reiki I can offer, the more effective it will be. I will want a photograph of your companion, and I will let you know when and how each session goes from my perspective.
Even if you happen to be in our service area, I don't recommend bringing your companion to my office - travel to a strange place and awareness of the resident felines is more apt to be stressful than helpful! I will, however, come to you if you prefer. When home visits are possible, I offer a session of 30 minutes or so with your companion (the amount of time will be up to the animal!) plus time to talk with you. The first visit is $100, the second is $87, and visits beyond that are $75 each. If you're more than 30 minutes travel time from our office, we add $20 for each additional quarter-hour on the road.
Would you like to have a conversation about how Reiki can benefit your animal companion? Please drop me a note or give me a call!
- House Calls
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How do you serve precious pets?
- Animal Reiki
What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?
- Guinea Pigs
On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?
- under 20 lbs
- 20-39 lbs
- 40-79 lbs
- 80+ lbs
- Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA) Certified
Proud member of...
- International Association of Reiki Professionals
- International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT)
- Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA)
Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?
Without pet parents, Petmasters wouldn't exist. What discount do you offer our dedicated members? (e.g. 20% off their first session, etc.)
2 additional Reiki sessions (a total of 9) for your first Distant Reiki program for finding me through Petmasters!
Which part of the country do you serve pets?
For sessions with physical presence, within about a 30-minute drive from Wheaton, Illinois. For Distant Reiki, there are no limits.
What year did you begin serving pets?
How did you hone your craft?
Classes, supervision, work with three Reiki Master Practitioner/Teachers, peer groups, and practice, practice, practice!
What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?
Nothing surprising, I'm sure. It all comes down to kindness, compassion, love, and respect.
What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!
Reiki is a spiritual practice for me, and I come to it with a religious background. Before moving into my current professional Reiki practice, I was a parish minister for 40 years. Reiki was an important part of my ministry, both practicing and teaching the practice. I deeply love the Reiki practice experience, and sharing Reiki gives me great joy!
My dog was not feeling well. I believed there are other avenues I can try to assist my dog to getting better, so I decided to aid her with reiki treatments. My dog was so weak my vet said there isn’t much they can do for her. She just wouldn’t eat and play anymore. In my heart I felt this isn’t her time there must be another way I can help my dog. I heard of reiki . In my search I reached out to Lindsay. Wow!! What a wonderful surprise to see my dog go through such an amazing transformation. Lindsay spent a week with her and after each session Lindsay would sent me feedback on what was done and how things went. After each session my dog slept a lot, which is common however after the second session she showed signs of getting stronger. It was such a joy to see her going for her food and asking to go outside. My dog is such a happy strong vibrant girl now it looks like there was nothing wrong with her to begin with. Thank you Lindsay for your wonderful reiki work and your love for helping parents in need like myself.
I strongly recommend Lindsay to parents who are looking to benefit from reiki treatments. Lindsay’s wonderful reiki work brought my dog back to existence and I could not be more happier. Thank you Lindsay .
Pet Pro Response:
The perfect client, a loving pet mom. It was a privilege to be able to help.- Lindsay Bates