5 Spiritual Healing Techniques For Dogs

by Sonya | Last Updated:   December 19, 2021

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If you are new to the world of alternative health and wellness, chances are you will eventually run into the term “spiritual healing.” 

Spiritual healing for dogs has gained widespread popularity in recent years. Unlike traditional medicine, spiritual healing techniques promote the holistic wellness of the “whole dog”, including their mind, body, and emotion. 

Vet using spiritual healing technique on dog that is laying dog on examination table

What Are Spiritual Healing Techniques?

Spiritual healing is the direct interaction between the healer and the dog to bring about an improvement in the illness. 

Dogs have spiritual wisdom beyond our modern-day understanding. They understand and know more than we do. Dogs are so deeply connected to the earth that they see and feel things in ways that we can’t comprehend. They are incredibly sensitive and embrace the energy we are sending and the energy in the immediate vicinity.

How Do Dogs Benefit From Spiritual Healing Techniques?

The concepts of resonance and entrainment form the basis for spiritual healing methods such as Reiki, Qigong, Touch therapy, and others. With these techniques, the practitioner’s energy field entrains the dog’s energy field to assist with changing the vibration patterns. 

Just like humans, the dog’s body is much like an orchestra. Its instinctive healing mechanism works more efficiently when it is in harmony and playing with perfect pitch. Whether it’s strengthening the immune system, relieving pain, or empowering the dog after surgery or injury, mental healing methods can be effective adjunct therapies.

5 Most Effective Spiritual Healing Techniques

What could be better when you’re helping your dog live its best life?

Our furry companions are often in need of spiritual healing just as we are. Spiritual healing techniques can be used successfully on dogs and can help reset the energies of your dog for several ailments. 

There are different types of spiritual healing techniques, which work differently to heal a dog. Here are the 5 most important types of spiritual healing techniques for dogs:

1. Reiki

Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing method that helps heal dogs with trauma. Reiki is based on the concept of spiritual or “universal” life energy that exists inside and outside of everything. It’s an energy that helps keep things in balance. Through Reiki, you work with your aura or energy field to rebalance your body, mind, emotions, and spirit.

Reiki works to heal your dog at an energetic level and seek out the roots of imbalances and incongruities in its energy arena.


Reiki works with dogs by balancing their own energy centers and routes and unblocking them. This supports the dog’s body’s self-healing power. Reiki involves directing the healing energy of nature from its sacred source to the subject. Reiki practitioners direct this energy to the dog by gently placing it or lifting it slightly off the dog’s body.
Reiki is a support system that supports the natural healing process of the dog’s body.

Reiki has several advantages for dogs. It helps to relieve pain, relieve anxiety, or relieve anxiety while giving your dog a feeling of relaxation.

Here are some of the ways Reiki can help:

  • Relieves pain, tension and allergies
  • Strengthens the immune system, raises energy levels and promotes general health
  • Reduce healing time after surgery, injury, trauma or illness
  • Removes emotional or psychological blocks that affect physical health
  • Fixes fur and skin problems
  • Reduces stress, anxiety, tension and promotes relaxation
  • Complementing other treatments
  • Build a bond between you and your dog

2. Sound healing 

The concept of using sound for healing has been around since the beginning of the era. This natural healing method spans different cultures and spans thousands of years. Healthy treatments have been shown to help reduce anxiety in dogs, relieve chronic pain, and help dogs sleep more comfortably when playing before bedtime.

Sound therapy uses different aspects of sound and vibration to promote your dog’s spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. There are several different ways this can be done.  How it works largely depends on the technique being used and what instruments are used to create the sound.

There are certain types of music that can help reduce anxiety, lower heart rate, and respiration, and alleviate certain behavioral problems in dogs. Also, there are specific qualities in certain musical arrangements that soothe anxious dogs. These are compositions that use longer notes, consistent rhythm, less complexity, and a slower tempo.

Here are a few ways in which sound therapy is being used:

  • In veterinary clinic waiting areas
  • During surgeries
  • In boarding facilities
  • At dog shelters and rescues
  • While receiving grooming services
  • To help dogs cope with a thunderstorm or noise aversion
  • While traveling by car
  • In coping with household changes

3. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

EFT or Tapping is a form of energy healing and often referred to as psychological acupressure. It is based on the concept that blocks or imbalances in a dog’s flow of energy can lead to health issues and even performance issues. This healing technique addresses those energetic imbalances in dogs that have their root in past traumas or emotional stressors.

EFT works by stimulating or tapping on specific parts of the dog’s body otherwise known as “meridian tapping points.” This helps to promote stress reduction and a balance of energy. EFT has numerous benefits for dogs:

  • It provides a great sense of relief to the dog’s entire nervous system
  • It heals emotional wounds, fears, anxiety, and phobias 
  • It can alleviate physical pain
  • It helps dogs in training or working environments to slow down and focus
  • It stimulates your dog’s immune system

With a few exceptions, the location of EFT tapping points is usually the same for humans and dogs. Each of these points is tapped with two fingers. There are three ways to treat animal behavioral and health problems:

  • Tapping on ourselves on behalf of the dog, acting as a surrogate
  • Tapping on the dog in the same general area as we would a human, thus activating or deactivating the meridians and the associated organs
  • Tapping on both ourselves and our dogs

EFT Tapping requires no supplies. All you need are your hands. It can be a simple process and has no side effects. The best part is that you can do it anytime, anywhere!

4. Qigong

Qigong is the practice of cultivating vital life-force or Qi through various techniques. This ancient practice has been used for thousands of years as a way of reconnecting the body and mind with the universe.

Qigong meditation is thought to treat a variety of health conditions, including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, chronic malaise, insomnia, and pain in the legs and back. A Qigong practitioner directs and moves Qi through the dog’s body. Qigong has numerous benefits for dogs. 

  • It eliminates or minimizes health problems
  • Increases resilience and flexibility
  • Reduces the effects of aging 
  • Improve certain aspects of the immune system
  • It may lower the risk of chronic disease
  • Improve the functioning of the dog’s body
  • It lowers stress and anxiety 

Dogs can respond very favorably to energy work. You are less obsessed with mental blocks and defense mechanisms that can disrupt the flow of energy.

Qigong helps them to realign their chakras and release any negative energy they may be holding. Clearing those “clogs” will help dogs absorb the positive life energy they need and help their body naturally restore its energy balance.

5. Touch Therapy

Touch Therapy uses touch, movement, and intention to improve behavior and health while establishing a deeper connection and understanding between pet parents and their dogs. 

Touch Therapy for dogs is relatively new. So, clinical research is limited but many case studies are showing positive results.

Touch therapy is ideal when used in combination with more traditional methods of dog grooming.

Touch Therapy is more than just a massage for your dog. It focuses on circular fingertips and whole hand massage for dogs.

Touch therapy is mainly used for dogs with pain. A gentle and intensive massage will help relieve pain in certain areas and promote health and muscle relaxation. Dogs that are stressed or upset are often impressed by this kind of intimate and relaxed touch.

Along with the overall enjoyment of being massaged, dogs experience several benefits with Touch Therapy, including:

  • Reduces pain associated with inflammation and stiffness in joints and muscles
  • Promotes blood and lymph circulation
  • Increases immunity
  • Improves muscle tone and flexibility
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Promotes faster recovery from illness or surgery
  • Greater energy and alertness
  • It not only improves socialization and trust, but also strengthens the bond between humans and animals

Which Spiritual Healing Technique Is Right for Your Dog?

As you can see, spiritual healing shines in a variety of situations! For those new to spiritual healing techniques, it may be difficult to decide which is best for your fur buddy.  The good news is that you can’t go wrong in trying any of them. 

One way to decide is to think about your main goal for spiritual healing and what your dog might be most comfortable with. For dogs who are comfortable with touch, you may want to try Reiki. For dogs who enjoy music and vibration, you may try sound therapy.  If you suspect that an emotional issue is preventing your dog from reducing a specific physical or emotional pain, perhaps you may try Emotional Freedom Techniques.

If you’re the type of dog parent who strives to care for all components of your dog’s life, spiritual healing techniques serve as a great tool to have. These spiritual healing techniques are all-natural, simple, and have zero negative side effects!

Living With an Anxious or Traumatized Dog

It may be a long way to completely reassure your dog. Anxiety, stress, and trauma are often more difficult to deal with than physical ones. You can make this trip a success by showing your dog love and patience. However, it is not enough to love a dog with stress and trauma.

There are a few things to keep in mind when living with a dog that is stressed or traumatized.

  • Understand the trigger of your dog: A traumatized dog is more likely to be traumatized again if he encounters a large stressor again. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the trigger of the dog to prevent future trauma.
  • Adopt strict routines: Dogs need to be aware that the world is an orderly place. Regular routines can help you regain confidence in your dog. Knowing exactly what you expect can eliminate your fear of the unknown.
  • Desensitization practice: Exposure to triggers should be carefully planned. Otherwise it will be much worse. The dog overcomes the trigger of the planned exposure.
  • Avoid a super-protected lifestyle: Don’t sensitize your furry companions by giving them a super-protected life. Be careful to avoid triggering fear and predictable stress.
  • Check your energy: Observe your own behavior and emotions around your dog. Any energy you project will be reflected in your dog. Stay calm and assertive, and be confident in presenting yourself as a pack leader.
  • Never scare your dog: Never use healing techniques that can shock or surprise your dog. This breaks the bond between you and your dog and makes your pet aggressive.

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Final Thoughts

Both dogs and humans are social species and are close to each other because they are anxious for their companions. Dogs are highly intelligent and adaptable, and with proper mental healing techniques, they can be a wonderful part of the family.

Proper use of these safe and effective spiritual healing techniques can help keep your dog healthy and balanced.

Remember, when you take a four-legged member home, you have a long-term relationship. Adhere to your playtime, exercise and petting schedules in your daily life. Don’t give up giving your dog the best possible quality of life.

Sonya is a software engineer by day and recently earned her MBA degree, but she also loves spending her free time writing about her favourite passion, dogs! Click here to read more.
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