Mar 18, 2017

Reiki at the Institute

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Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin and is now offered at the Sexology Institute. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy.Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. Learn more and schedule your session.

 

 

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