Article by Marsha R. Drozdoff, MSW

My oncology career was deeply impacted and inspired by particular words from Dr. Bernie Siegel in Love, Medicine and Healing. To paraphrase, we all have something in our lives that needs healing; this may or may not lead to a cure, but is an intention. I was propelled to identify what I might help to heal in humans for over 40 years, and from 2001, Reiki became the primary modality to bring comfort and transformation to cancer patients, families, and professional caregivers.

When I retired from the medical center at the end of 2017, I meditated on what my passions were and what new opportunities there were to serve others best. That rich inner voice directed me to our wonderful Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) to primarily do Reiki on dogs. My first assignment was dog walking with the easier-to-manage, green-coded dogs. If a dog was responsive, I would offer some Reiki in the park by the lake. Even the most frightened or agitated dog would generally sit or lay down and return more refreshed and less stressed. To officially do Reiki as one’s assignment, one needed to take a three-hour animal massage class. I thought I would never do massage; I was a Reiki Master, and Reiki was my healing tool. I soon learned that the combination is what is most needed in, at times, a very chaotic and noisy environment. I frequently move one hand doing massage while the other hand, my heart, and my eyes are doing Reiki.

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By: Stef
Title: Reiki in Animal Care Centers
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Published Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 05:05:54 +0000

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