About Maxine of Metaxia Therapies

I grew up in Australia and have been surrounded by animals of all shapes and sizes all my life. My horse experiences range from ownership, where I enjoyed both pleasure riding and semi-regular competitions (general ridden and in-hand showing, before moving onto dressage) to – upon moving to England – sharing horses and ponies (from a welsh mountain pony to a 17 hand Irish sport horse).

In more recent times my interest has turned to animal rehabilitation and general well-being, with an emphasis on Reiki energy healing and Canine Massage as complementary therapies alongside veterinary intervention.

As time has gone on, this has expanded and I now am regularly giving Reiki treatments to a range of animals, including cats, dogs and horses, as well as the occasional chicken, bird and sheep – and I offer body massage and Reiki treatments to their 2-legged friends!

My interest in alternative therapies has led to me studying Body Massage (Carlton Institute of Beauty Therapy, 2003) and energy healing – progressing through Reiki I and II in 2007, to Reiki Master Practitioner level qualifications in 2009. I then attended a 2-day workshop where I studied the theory and practical application of the Trust Technique, as taught by James French. In 2014, I attended a 2-day Animal Reiki workshop with Jo Rose and after completion of practical assessments, added this formal qualification to my existing healing qualifications. I then went on to attend a 2-day Crystal healing with Animals (horses and dogs) workshop, again with Rose Holistic Therapies and Training.

I have recently completed Canine Massage training (Merishia Massage) with Rose Holistic Therapies and Training, a course accredited with the NCFE, and went on to complete a 2-day workshop covering Canine Myofascial Release Techniques. I have also now completed a further day’s training in Myofascial Release: Dural Release Techniques.

I have now added Reiki Master Teacher to my qualification, meaning I can attune others to this wonderful healing modality.

Professional Membership

I am a practitioner member of both Rose Holistic Therapies (Human and Animal) and the Association of Merishia Massage Therapists.
My listing and contact details can be found here (under the Surrey section).

I am a member of the Kinesiology Federation UK (Touch for Health proficiency level).

Oh – and I am also a qualified Social Worker! (Bachelor of Social Work – gained at the University of South Australia).


I have always valued the importance of balancing the provision of a paid service and ‘giving something back’ to support charities. I am proud to be a volunteer Reiki healer at Haslemere Cats Protection. I find it very rewarding to help cats – that through no fault of their own – find themselves seeking new homes. See my Pets Testimonials page for a recent comment from Haslemere CP.


I am fully insured to offer all the services listed above.