Having had Reiki myself with Maxine, which was wonderful, I decided to make an appointment for my dog Harry. Harry was an incredibly nervous dog who was scared of loud noises, slightly raised or excited voices and anything outside his routine. He always barked at people and I believed he might be feeling pain as well. I considered taking him to a behaviourist, but the idea of Maxine seeing him really appealed as she is such a calm, gentle person and I thought it would be a really good fit.
Well, it was! After only six sessions Harry is much less nervous, way more confident and has less funny ticks than before. My husband couldn’t believe the difference in him after the 1st treatment, let alone the 6th! It has been wonderful to watch such a timid dog leaping around with excitement when he saw Maxine’s car pull up. He would spend an hour resting his head on her lap and making gorgeous contented noises. After each session Harry would sleep for a few hours and wake up seeming much calmer and happier. Overall the improvement in his temperament is nothing short of a miracle. We had guests with children staying over Christmas and not only did Harry not bark at them, he actually played with them. Harry and I can’t recommend Maxine highly enough. If you’re in any doubt over the benefits of Reiki for animals, don’t be. It really works!
My 10 year old Labrador Dido, from an early age has been frightened of men she doesn’t know. If they are quiet and ignore her she will go to them in her own time. Any shouting or loud male voices and she hides. Also, since having her last litter of puppies 4 years ago, she has developed a fear of motorbikes, I don’t know why. She has panic attacks if a motorbike is near, not necessarily even on the same road.
At the end of my tether, I asked Maxine to give her some Reiki treatments. She had 4 treatments which involved her being on her own in the sitting room with Maxine. Over a period of 6 weeks, she became noticeably calmer in the presence of strangers, even going up to them to be petted! She is still a little wary of motorbikes but no longer has panic attacks and tries to pull me over! The evidence speaks for itself, Maxine’s Reiki does work on dogs!
Maxine recently treated my dog, Welly, following the loss of his brother and lifelong companion to cancer at the age of 8. It was obvious that Welly was lost, grief stricken and even more anxious than usual and would not even venture into the garden without company. Welly has always struggled with loud noises, finding thunder and fireworks particularly frightening, as well of being very nervous of strangers and other dogs. After 2 sessions of Reiki he seemed much more relaxed and happy. Many family and friends have since commented on his calm disposition. In recent thunderstorms he has been noticeably less anxious, with strangers and dogs he has become more accepting. Maxine was extremely in tune with Welly’s needs and respectful of his space. At the first session Welly sat some distance from her, but on the second session he plonked himself on top of her and stayed there for a good 30 minutes! I have never seen him do this before as he usually chooses to disappear when non family members are around. I would thoroughly recommend trying Reiki based on this experience and I firmly believe that Maxine has really helped Welly be a happier dog.
Our German Shepherd dog Bolan, who we have had since 8 weeks old, has been a real challenge to us over the last few months. He had a strong herding instinct plus he was also wary of strangers, human or canine. We took him to training classes but he was still nervous and anxious in many situations. We had been to a canine Reiki workshop a few years ago and we thought this may help Bolan.
After Bolan’s first session with Maxine we could see a change in his behaviour, and after a few more sessions he is definitely a changed dog. He seems much happier and more relaxed in himself. He really loves his time with Maxine and his behaviour is noticeably improved after a Reiki session.
We would definitely recommend Maxine to anyone with an animal that is nervous or anxious. She has really helped Bolan for which we are very grateful.
Sue and Steve Biggs
My dear late Oscar had very suddenly suffered a stroke and we had made the decision to have him put to sleep. At this time Maxine was working wonders on my pony Toby and Oscar was in the stable enjoying the treatments as well. I asked Maxine to come to my house, not to heal Oscar, but to prepare him for the journey he was about to undertake.
Before Maxine arrived Oscar had lost most of his sight, he couldn’t wag his tail and was unable to walk, lie or sit without falling over. Once the treatment started Oscar lapped up the healing energy and was so relaxed. At the end of the treatment he did a lovely big stretch something he had been unable to do before the Reiki.
Oscar was given a special gift by Maxine that day which enabled him to do all the things he wanted before his journey back home. I could write all day about the amazing effects that Maxine and Reiki have had on myself and my pets, it has helped us all in different ways. The journey has been a wonderful experience and will continue.
Digger was showing early signs of arthritis and had lost his sparkle because of the pain he was in. After just a few sessions he is a different dog, back to his old self and his limp has gone. I realise that Reiki has not cured the arthritis but not only did he enjoy the sessions it has helped his body to cope with it. I cannot thank Maxine enough for giving us back our Digger.