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Welcome to Four Balanced Paws

Holistic Wellness for You & Your Pets

At Four Balanced Paws I strive to provide holistic pet care that is tailored to each pet's individual needs.  I am a pet professional offering a wide range of services including reiki for animals and their people, dog massage, cold laser, aroma therapy and more.  My goal is to ensure that your beloved pet is living balanced and healthy life.  


Reiki is a Japanese relaxation technique that balances the energy systems of the body.  Being in balance creates a sense of well being and allows the body to heal naturally.  

I use a system called Let the Animals Lead ® Method of reiki.  Unlike Western Reiki, which uses laying of hands, this method does not require me to touch the animal.  This in turn allows me to work with rescued or traumatized animals, wild animals or animals that are too delicate to touch.  

  • Releases stress and trauma.

  • Create calm

  • Aide and speed up healing.

  • Better sleep.

  • Helps with behavior issues.

  • Prefect for dogs in palliative or hospice care.

I offer Reiki sessions for animals and people.  I have found that animals receive benefit from just being with their person during a reiki session.  Becoming more relaxed and at ease.

Reiki sessions are available in person in Upstate, SC or distantly anywhere in the world.  


Massage & more is a combination of techniques, cold laser/red light therapy, vibrational therapy and essential oils.  


Canine massage is a therapeutic technique involving the manipulation of a dog's soft tissues, such as muscles and connective tissues, to promote relaxation, reduce muscle tension, and enhance overall well-being. 

Cold laser and red light therapy can help with inflammation and reducing pain.  

  • Improves circulation, great for older or dogs recovering from illness, injury or surgery.

  • Reduced muscle stiffness.

  • Increased flexibility

  • Pain relief

  • Stress reduction. 

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis 

  • Dysplasia

  • Luxating Patella

  • Muscle strains.

  • IVDD

  • Myofascial Pain

  • Trigger points.

  • Cruciate Ligament

  • Osteochondrosis

  • Spondylosis

  • Aging

  • Pre and post sporting event​​

Cold Laser Benefits

  • Drug free, non invasive

  • Reduces pain of osteoarthritis, dysplasia & more

  • Accelerates wound healing

  • Improve nerve function

  • Supports degenerative disc disease

  • Aides in the healing of muscle, joint & ligament injury.  CCL tears.

  • Reduces formation of scare tissue.

Veterinary Consultation: Before starting any form of massage therapy for a dog, it's crucial to consult with a veterinarian. A vet can assess the dog's overall health, identify any underlying issues, and determine whether massage is an appropriate complementary therapy.

Owner Involvement: In some cases, dog owners may be taught basic massage techniques to use at home.  This year I will be adding Learn to Massage Your Dog classes.  If you are interested please stay in touch. 

Massage and more is done in the comfort of your home.  

​These services are not a replacement for veterinary care.  If your pet is displaying any issues please consult with your vet.


30 minutes, distance only


50-60 minutes $80

Distance or in person

Massage & More

In the comfort of your home.

50-60 minutes $80

Pre & Post Event Massage

Offered at show/trial/race

Event massage

(15-20 minutes total)  $25

Travel Charges

Travel to Pickens & Spartanburg Counties add $10.  Other areas will be assessed by mileage.

For more information or to book a session

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Release The Peace

Join me Tuesday July 23rd for a relaxing evening with your animal companion.  Mediation is shown to relieve stress & anxiety, improve sleep and create a stronger bond with your animal. 

This is an online event and free.  Love offerings are appreciated.  Paypal @SuzanneGolden342 or Venmo @Suzanne-Golden-6

Contact me for more info.

Rescues, Shelters & Sancturaries

Free Services Available

I offer free services to rescues, shelters & sancturaries, even foster animals.  If you are caring for animals in one of these situations, please reach out.  I would love to help.

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Our Clients Say

Suzanne is amazing.  She made sure my 12.5 yr golden retriever was comfortable and worked around her needs.  By the end of the session my pup was giving her kisses and she doesn't just give those to anyone.  I could tell a noticable difference in her that evening and the next day she played with her brother for the first time in weeks.  I highly recommend.  

Sarah C

It All Started With A Dog

Animal Reiki, Canine Massage, Cold Laser Therapy and More

Dogs love the power of touch

My journey to become a holistic practitioner started in 2013 when my boy Walter was diagnosed with prostate cancer and given six months to live, a diagnosis of traditional medicine. Of course that is  something  no one wants to hear.  With the help of my vet, who was an integrative vet, she was a vet that used traditional Western medicine but who was also open to use Traditional Chinese Medicine, including herbs, acupuncture, massage.  That year I became a Certified Canine Massage Therapist and Healing Touch for Animals Practitioner.  I believe these alternative practices allowed him to be comfortable and thrive over the next 4 years. By releasing muscular tension, supporting his body with herbs and good food, opening the energy pathways his body was able to support itself much longer than anyone thought. 

I thank Walter for sending me on this path.

                                              Certified Canine Massage Therapist                 2016

                                              Healing Touch for Animals Practitioner           2016

                                              Reiki Master                                                             2019 

                                              Canine Cold Laser Therapist                                2021

                                              Canine Cranioscaral Therapist                             2021

                                              Canine Herbalism with Rita Hogan                   2021

                                              Let Animals Lead®Reiki Method                        2022 

                                              Response 5 Therapy                                                2023


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