Reiki takes its name from the combination of two Japanese ideograms: Rei (meaning spiritual consciousness) and Ki (meaning life-force). Practitioners take a highly spiritual approach to well-being, emphasizing the flow of unseen life-force through the body. Reiki practitioners claim to be able to channel unseen energy into a client’s body by touching or bringing their hands close to the client. Recipients of the energy are then said to be better able to heal themselves. Would-be Reiki therapists and teachers must complete a three-part course, at the conclusion of which they are given the title of "Reiki Master."