Growing up in England and living on three continents provided Gillian with an understanding of how traditional, alternative and holistic therapies can work together to help heal the mind, body and spirit of humans and animals. She began her career practicing Reiki on human clients, achieving the level of Reiki Master and receiving Karuna and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) certification. It was several years ago, while practicing in-person Reiki for a human client, she realized her ability to communicate with animals when the client’s dog began to communicate directly with her.
It was then that Gillian decided to work toward sharing her special communication and healing gifts with other animal lovers. She is now a certified Canine Therapeutic Massage Therapist (CTMT) Advanced Canine Massage Therapist (ACMT) and a member of International Association of Animal Massage & Body Works (IAAMB). She also serves as a dog care and enrichment volunteer for Freedom Service Dogs, helping ease kennel stress by providing energy healing and massage, along with play time, puzzles and grooming. In addition, Gillian continues to keep up with the latest research, learning as much as she can to bring a holistic cooperative approach to animal well-care, sharing tips with animal owners to help care for their animal companions, while working with other practitioners and the animal’s veterinarians to achieve optimal physical, mental and emotional health and well-being.
Gillian is a professed animal lover and adoption advocate, rescuing numerous pets throughout her lifetime. This includes Zena, a 9-year old Rottweiler/Lab mix who pushed her to share her passion for making a positive difference in the lives of animals and their caretakers.