Kathleen recommends that Reiki treatments given in person are best given while in the home or barn where the animal lives. She has found that animals are able to relax and receive these treatments much more successfully when they are comfortable and in their own environments. Notice that she does not call these “hands-on” treatments. This is because Kathleen always asks permission of the animal first, and allows the animal to determine the course of the treatment. Many animals enjoy hands-on treatments, and in these cases, Kathleen recommends using the hand positions the animal guides you to. For other animals, treatments are much more comfortable from a few feet away, or even from across the room or paddock. Whether given directly hands-on or from across the room, treatments are equally effective. Most importantly, treatments should always be adjusted to fit each animal’s preference.