What is Reiki

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Reiki is a simple, yet effective, form of natural healing which was developed by Mikao Usui more than 100 years ago in Japan. It is commonly taught that this system of healing is an ancient one that was first used by Tibetan Buddhist monks. However, Mikao Usui himself said this of Reiki: “My Usui Reiki Ryoho (healing art) is original, never before explored, and incomparable in the world.” There are many forms of energy healing but Usui Reiki is practised and taught in keeping with the specific system discovered by Mikao Usui.

Reiki is not connected to any religion and it is not a belief system. It is not necessary to understand or believe in Reiki for it to have a positive effect. Only the willingness to be healed is needed. This is seen from the way that children and animals respond to Reiki so positively.