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).

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.