About Canine Massage Therapy & Reiki

The goal of AURA Natural Pet is to optimize the lives of Chicagoland pets by providing in-home canine massage therapy and reiki to dogs of all breeds, ages and physical conditions.


Many people believe that massage therapy for our four-legged friends is an indulgence but a trained and professional therapist can provide many behavioral and long-lasting health benefits. Dogs and humans have common physiological components and a lot of what we know and have researched about humans can be directly applied to our canine companions. According to an American Hospital Association survey the top three complementary therapies requested in U.S. hospitals are massage therapy, music/art therapy and healing touch therapies (which includes reiki). As hospitals respond to the demands and see results with alternative modalities in their human patients, a handful of holistic practices and highly trained pet care professionals in the Chicago and Chicagoland area are proving the same with canines. With the therapeutic services I provide, we can promote healing and contribute proven health benefits that complement traditional veterinary care.

What is Massage Therapy?
As one of the oldest healing arts, massage is touch with intent. Massage therapy is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of skin, muscles and connective tissues. Using various techniques, massage therapy has lasting physical and psychological benefits.

What is Reiki?
Reiki is an energy medicine that originated in Japan. It is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing by balancing all aspects of being (physical, mental, emotional and social). It works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques and always supports balance so it can never hurt - only help. It is typically administered by the placing of hands just off the body or gently touching the body but can also be done hands off and over distances.