Reiki is universal life energy and is a noninvasive healing method. A trained person acts as a channel to receive healing energy, which is spiritual in nature. The practitioner acts as a conduit to pass the energy from the universe to the recipient. This can be done via the hands, or, in the case of a practitioner trained in distance healing, by thought.
Reiki is ideal for use with animals because it is gentle and noninvasive. It doesn’t cause stress, discomfort, or pain, and yet yields powerful results. Animals respond intuitively to Reiki’s power to heal emotional, behavioral, and physical illnesses and injuries.