Reiki originated in ancient Tibet thousands of years ago.
The term Reiki originates from the words raku-rei, is means the art and science of spiritual self-improvement.
Rei (pronounced ray) -The invisible source of being (The Highest Spiritual Consciousness)
KI (pronounce key) – The life essence or Life Force Energy
Dr Mikao Usui of Japan rediscovered this ancient art of healing in the late 1800’s – early 1900’s who taught over 2,000 people within 5 years before his death from a stroke aged 61.
Reiki is an energy therapy which works on the cause rather than the effect of illness. It accelerates healing, working on four levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. The main causes of imbalance in our bodies is due to physical and emotional stresses that we experience in our daily lives. These manifest in energy blockages, as they gradually accumulate, creating symptoms of illness. The energy directed through the practitioner to the client helps to release these blockages and therefore assists natural ability to heal the clients body’s
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