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What is Reiki?

Reiki (‘pronounced ray-key’) is a Japanese word that describes universal life force energy (soul energy), that runs through all things. When this energy is low, then you are more likely to become sick or feel symptoms of stress. When this energy flows freely through an individual, then well-being can be restored. A Reiki treatment is facilitated by a practitioner who receives Reiki energy, which in turn flows through his/her body. This pure energy activates the natural healing process in the client's body.

Reiki is an holistic treatment, improving the mind, body and spirit, bringing a feeling of peace and wellbeing.

A Reiki treatment can be enjoyed by anyone and works alongside conventional medicine.

Mount Fuji with snow capped, blue sky and beautiful Cherry Blossom or pink Sakura flower tree in Spring Season at Lake kawaguchiko, Yamanashi, Japan. landmark and popular for tourist attractions

Jikiden Reiki

Jikiden means 'directly taught' from the founder of Reiki, Mikao Usui. It keeps the teaching and practice as true as possible to the original Reiki taught by Mikao Usui and Chujiro Hayashi. This means that the teaching is simple and clear, without influences from other types of healing or cultures.

Chiyoko Yamaguchi and her son Tadao Yamaguchi established the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Japan in 1999, as a way of continuing the teachings passed on from Mikao Usui to Chujiro Hayashi and then on to Chiyoko Yamaguchi and her family in the 1930s.

This form of Reiki is pure and simple, with a focus on the physical treatment. Practitioners learn to feel and treat 'Byosen' (toxins) in the body, as taught by Mikao Usui, with less emphasis on formal hand positions. In this way, the client will receive intensive treatment to the areas that most need it. The number of treatments is then determined by the way the body heals.

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A Brief History

Mikao Usui carried out research into many different forms of healing and medicine and studied different religions, working towards achieving the ultimate state of mind. In 1919 he went on a three year meditation retreat at a Kyoto Zen Temple, in pursuit of inner peace and contentment. After that time, having not found what he was looking for, Mikao Usui decided to fast on Mount Kurama. He spent about 20 days meditating and on the last day a powerful light entered his forehead, and he became unconscious. When he regained consciousness, he felt his body and mind were deeply rested, and filled with light and energy. Mikao Usui climbed down the mountain but on the way he tripped and hurt his toe. Instinctively, he placed his hands upon it and the bleeding and pain stopped. This was Mikao Usui's first experience of this wonderful healing ability.

Mikao Usui sought verification of his enlightenment from his teacher at the Zen Temple - who told him to teach what he had experienced for the benefit of all. Mikao Usui then founded the 'Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai', practising Reiki on himself and teaching it to others in order to bring happiness, health and wellbeing to all.

Mikao Usui taught Chujiro Hayashi, Chiyoko Yamaguchi's teacher.


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