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Welcome to Four Balanced Paws

Holistic Wellness for You & Your Pets


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.  

Reiki also helps animals in hospice and palliative 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.  

30 minute sessions $45 in person or distance

60 minute sessions $80 in person or distance


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.  

Benefits: Canine massage is believed to offer several benefits for dogs, including improved circulation, reduced muscle stiffness, increased flexibility, pain relief, and stress reduction. It can be particularly beneficial for older dogs, those recovering from injuries, or those with certain health conditions.  

Conditions Treated: Canine massage is often used to address issues such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, muscle strains, and other musculoskeletal problems and just help with the aging process.   Massage and cold laser can aide dogs recovering from illness, injury or surgery, including CCL tears.    It can also be beneficial for promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety in dogs.

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.  

$80 per session.  Sessions last 20-60 minutes depending on the dogs comfort level.

Travel Charges:

An additional $10 will be added for travel charges to Pickens or Spartanburg Counties.  Additional charges will apply for travel farther away.  

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

For more information or to book a session

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.  

Release The Peace

Join me June 17 th 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.  

Contact me for the link or 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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