Reiki Sessions for Animals:

  • All sessions with animals and pets are offered in your home or barn. Each appointment consists of a consultation regarding your pet’s behavioral issues and/or illness before and after the treatment. As I believe that animals are equal partners in the healing process, it is up to them to determine the length of a treatment (usually 15-45 minutes), how to receive Reiki, and whether or not to receive a treatment on that particular day.
  • Standard 30 minute treatment (including consultation): $75.00
  • If the animal chooses not to receive a Reiki treatment that day, the appointment may be rescheduled. The consultation charge will be $15.00.

Reiki Sessions for People:

  • Reiki sessions for people are usually offered in Jill’s studio in Rochester, New York. Please let her know if you prefer to have the treatment in your home.
  • Standard 60 minute treatment (including consultation): $85.00
  • A completed client release form is required prior to the first treatment.

Combination Sessions for Owner and Pet:

  • These sessions include a standard 30 minute treatment for the pet, a standard 60 minute treatment for the owner and consultations for both: $150.00

Payment: Payment in full is due at the time of treatment. Methods of payment accepted are cash and check.

  • Please note that if your home or barn is located outside of a 15-mile radius of Rochester, NY there will be an additional $5.00 fee per session. Outside of 30 miles there will be an additional $10.00 fee per session.
  • A 24-hour notice is required if you need to cancel or reschedule your Reiki Session.

Essential Oils For People

Our ancestors traditionally used fragrant plants for their emotionally uplifting properties, religious rituals, the treatment of illness and physical well-being, longevity, and spiritual needs. Ancient writings, dating back to 4500 BC describe scented barks, resins, spices, and aromatic vinegars, and wines that were used in birth and death rituals, temples, astrology, embalming and medicine. Evidence suggests that the people of ancient times had a greater understanding of these “precious oils” or “sacred oils” than we have today.

Ancient cultures found that unique aromatic liquids hidden in various parts of the plant – their leaves, petals, roots, seeds, bark, stems, and even fruit – could be extracted from the plant by a variety of methods. These aromatic liquids, called “essential oils” today, are primarily extracted through careful steam distillation or cold pressing. The purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted.

Reintroduced into modern medicine during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the use of aromatic essences became widespread. Typically, the essential oils are very light to the touch (not like cooking oils) and evaporate readily, releasing their aromas into the air. There are numerous ways to use them, including massage, acupuncture, acupressure, warm compress, cold packs, layering, inhalation, and diffusing. But, it is the ability of essential oils to act on both the mind and body that makes them truly unique among pure therapeutic substances, like natural herbs.

Health-minded people have learned the value of using high quality natural herbs. What is important to note is that most therapeutic herbs can be distilled into an essential oil. The key difference is the concentration. The essential oil can be 100 to 10,000 times more concentrated, which makes them more potent than the herb itself and rarely generates any negative side effects. There are approximately 300 essential oils that are distilled or extracted today that can be used for those wanting to maintain or regain their health naturally. Keep in mind that the quantity, quality and type of aromatic compound will vary depending on the climate, temperature and distillation factors. For more than 20 years, Young Living Oils has extensively monitored the entire process, setting the standard for determining essential oil purity and potency. I use Young Living Oils exclusively.

For more information regarding the psychological and physical benefits from essential oils, please review the 5th edition of “Essential Oils, Pocket Reference”, by Life Science Publishing, ISBN 098351832-7.

Essential Oils for Animals

Traditionally, the veterinarian community was largely against the use of essential oils with pets. They actually believed that the oils could be very harmful and recommended avoiding them. However, Melissa Shelton, DVM, in her book,”ADR The Animal Desk Reference – Essential Oils for Animals,” explained the truth about oils and animals and gathered the proof herself. Years of intense study were significant, but nominal when compared to actually using essential oils to treat animals. In her veterinary clinic, every single case benefitted from the use of oils. I have witnessed the powerful effects of truly therapeutic essential oils in my practice with animals as well. Remember, animals have used aromatherapy throughout the ages through natural exposures.

It appears that the answer to the controversy about using essential oils with animals is not only about the safe use of the oils, but the quality and purity of the oil itself. I use Young Living Essential Oils exclusively in my practice with animals and I can comfortably recommend only their products.

So how do I use the oils with animals? As my work with animals is always a partnership, they are first given an opportunity to sniff the oil. Some animals truly enjoy the aroma and will ‘ask’ for more, while others can’t move away quickly enough. Respecting the pet’s point of view is crucial. If their response is positive, starting with a light touch and the oil diluted with V-6 Mixing Oil, I gently stroke in one direction along the animal’s spine.

Using essential oils is an integral part of my healing practice.