My Journey into Animal Healing.
Hello, my name is Erica Ferrar, and welcome to my passion ~ working with and helping animals .. in a natural way.
My journey into animal healing therapies has been a gradual one. I have been working holistically with humans for several years now and, I have my own human holistic practice but, that feeling that there was something missing was nagging at me for some time. I have been privileged to have my own cats that I absolutely adored, but when my beautiful Benny and Bear passed away, they took a piece of me with them.
I was introduced to Elizabeth Whiter from the Healing Animals Organisation at an animal welfare day a few years ago and, when I discovered that she ran a diploma in Animal Healing, there was my missing piece of my jigsaw.
I have wanted a way to honour Benny and Bear for a long time .. they are my inspiration for my training, and in creating Animal Holistics .. and my dream is to be able to help other families .. for animals and their guardians.
I have trained extensively in Animal Healing/Reiki, Canine Massage, Natural Food Remedies and Red Light Therapy - all fantastic complementary ways of supporting animal health.
I am absolutely thrilled to have now opened my animal natural health and healing practice based in Kingston upon Thames, I am ready and waiting to work with, and help your cherished cat, dog, rabbit, ferret, guinea pig - even spider or snake.
Animal Holistics abides by the Veterinary Act of 1966 - I cannot and will not claim to diagnose, prescribe, treat, cure, or perform surgery on any animal.
Animal Healing is a complementary therapy and works to support conventional veterinary healthcare.
How I can Help your beautiful Companion.
Healing or Reiki, is a very pure and natural therapy and, animals respond readily to the healing nature of this wonderful therapy. Animals are inherently sensitive and know when someone is trying to help them. I work with animals of all kinds (except horses - that is a whole other diploma), especially rescue and rehomed pets - cats, dogs and rabbits, who may, understandably experience anxiety and stress more readily.
Having rehomed several cats of my own, I understand that they may arrive with all kinds of insecurities and anxieties that create stress within them, affecting their health physically, mentally and emotionally.
Stress and anxiety undermine the immune system causing an increase in pain and tension, illness and disease. The gentle healing nature of Reiki Healing, can have a direct calming effect on them, creating a therapeutic balance in their nervous system - decreasing their stress response and increasing their relaxation response, allowing them the time and space to restore balance and health from within. Canine Massage and Red Light Therapy can also help to promote relaxation and, also help to reduce pain in those animals struggling with muscular pain and tension, reducing stiffness and aiding mobility.
Jessie - a 13 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, experiences insecurity and anxiety issues. I conducted a healing session and we incorporated some natural food remedies within the session, on a self-selection basis.
"Jessie was so chilled all night with newbie puppy look in her eyes. She travelled so much easier today, no anxiety. Still chilled.
Thank you so much. We are looking forward to seeing you next time."
(Mariann - Jessie's guardian)
I am an Animal Healing/Reiki Practitioner and provide Canine Massage therapy, Natural Food Remedies and Red Light Therapy - all fantastic complementary ways of supporting animal health.
Animal services available at Animal Holistics include:
Each therapy has it's own designated page - please check out each page for more information.
Healing for Guardians and Carers of all animals available too...
Understanding the needs of animals, also requires the consideration of their guardians and carers. Often, a person that is struggling with stress or illness, may well recognise that their companion animal is also struggling with some level of stress and anxiety, or vice versa - We live in such close proximity with each other, that it is no wonder that our animal friends pick up on our emotional and physical cues, and that is why I do not just work with the animal but, also provide a healing service for guardians, carers and rescuers.
Please click here for more information on my human health and wellbeing practice.
I am a member of the Healing Animals Organisation and hold full practitioner insurance with Balens Insurance Company.
Where you can find Animal Holistics.
The offices of Animal Holistics are located in Kingston upon Thames, close to Teddington, Epsom and Cobham.
Animal Holistics operates as a mobile service, due to the two cats residing at the Surbiton office address. Unfortunately, they are not overly welcoming to visiting animals.
As an Animal Healer and Canine Massage Practitioner, I provide a natural wellbeing service for companion animals and rescue centres - Supporting animals struggling with stress, anxiety and illness. Allowing them the time and space to rebalance and restore health.
Providing a bereavement service - for animals and their guardians - allowing the time and space for your animal friend to pass over with care, dignity and love.
As a qualified and insured Animal Healer, Erica, is happy to provide a mobile Animal Healing and Canine Massage Therapy service, near to Epsom, Kingston-upon-Thames and Cobham and surrounding areas.
If you would like to know if I will come to see you and your beautiful pet, then please do not hesitate to ask me. My contact details can be found on the sidebar and contact page and, I will do my absolute best to accommodate you or, refer you to someone closer.
Erica also welcomes enquiries for volunteer services from rescue centres - to aid stress and anxiety relief and relaxation for those animals who find themselves in rescue centres and shelters - on a volunteer basis.