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History of Reiki

Mikao UsuiReiki is a simple, very profound method of healing with the hands. It is done fully clothed, is non-invasive and non-manipulative. Since there is no manipulation of the body the technique is perfectly safe. Rei means spiritually guided and Ki means life force in Japanese, known in China as Chi and India as Prana.. Reiki provides relaxation, relief from stress, reduces pain, promotes balance, wellness for the body, mind, emotions, and spirit.

Reiki is a technique started by Dr. Mikao Usui in 1914 in Japan when he received the symbols used during his meditation. Hawayo Takata,who studied Reiki in Japan after Usui's death, brought Reiki to the U.S. in 1940. Reiki has become well known throughout the world. More and more people are discovering the benefits of Reiki and are receiving attunements to be able to provide this powerful healing technique for themselves and then learning how to provide Reiki for others.

Revised 7/19/16