About The Holistic Pet Based in Glasgow Scotland, therapist Alison McKinnon offers a range of healing and complementary therapies for animals and people. Her products and essential oil blends are available to purchase and some therapies are available as online or distant sessions. All Therapies recommended by The Holistic Pet are complementary to conventional healthcare and treatment, they are not intended to replace veterinary treatment but open up a wonderful new world of caring for your pet and increasing his or her wellbeing - naturally. Alison does not diagnose or treat conditions using the experience gained over many years and clients. Complementary therapies are exacty that complementary to conventional (allopathic) treatment. Please consult your veterinary surgeon if your pet shows any signs of illness or you suspect that they may be unwell and gain consent to explore therapy.
Alison's mission in life is to spread the word about holistic lifestyle choices and therapies, to people who love and care for animals.
Looking at ourselves, our families and the beings we come into contact with from a 'holistic' point of view, can be literally life changing.
Alison has many years experience in the field of complementary healthcare and natural therapy, she has worked for well known companies in the health and beauty industry. From product development and training through to delivering hands on therapies.
She qualified in Aromatherapy in 1984. Her experiences working with, essential oils led her to explore other subtle healing systems and energy work including Reiki.
Her 'official' journey in animal healing began in 2002 training with The Guild of Essential Oil Therapists for Animals (GEOTA) and she keeps up to date with current research and healing methods on a regular basis.
Alison has added to her experience with many experts in animal healing including Tallgrass Animal Acupressure, Gabriel Mojay ITHMA, Nayana Morag School of Essential Balance, Elizabeth Whiter Healing Animals Organisation and most recently Kathleen Prasad Animal Reiki Source and Shelter Animal Reiki Association.
The most important teachers, without doubt, have been the animals she has met and shared her life with.
Alison's Reiki practice began with Alan Sweeney in London and after several years received her level III (master) attunement from Oonagh MacFarlane, Tir na Nog Scotland. A chance conversation with a colleague in the field of animal healing, regarding a particularly sad case she was dealing with at the time, led her to experiment with some techniques taught by Kathleen Prasad - the results were instant !
Alison was inspired to train with Kathleen and has completed Shinpiden and Animal Reiki Teacher training and is now able (and delighted) to pass on those techniques to fellow students of Reiki.
Alison teaches animal owners and those who care for animals professionally how to incorporate Reiki and facilitate Zoopharmacognosy in their daily routine or when needed for special care.
Whenever possible Alison combines her love of travel with animal healing by volunteering at welfare centres abroad.
AWOL Animal Welfare of Luxor and TOLFA Tree of Life for Animals, Rajasthan where, twice a year, she teaches holistic therapies on Tolfa's Healing Paws Tours.