Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese word
meaning universal life energy. This energy is the natural, vital force
found in all life. Both the Usui System of Reiki Healing or the Usui
Shiki Ryoho of the
Alliance and the Usui Reiki Ryoho method of the
Japanese Jikiden Reiki Kenkyu Kai (Institute) are hands on and
distant spiritual practices that attune and develop natural latent human
What is Reiki?
ng energy and balance body, mind, heart and spirit in a structured
way through light, gentle, non-intrusive touch and compassionate
intention and regard. Universal life energy is a only a very minimal
description of Reiki's extraordinary benefit. In an early diary written
by Hawayo Takata, the woman who first introduced the Usui System of
Reiki to the her students in the West, stated: "This power (Reiki) is
unfathomable, immeasurable, and being a universal life force, it is
incomprehensible to man. Yet, every single living being is receiving its
blessings daily, awake and asleep."
What does Reiki do?
Reiki can be a used as a personal tool for spiritual growth, as a way
to give supportive energy (to bless) family and friends, and as a
complementary therapy to holistic, naturopathic, alternate and
conventional medicines among an almost unlimited number of beneficial
purposes. A Reiki treatment simply supports the whole person physically,
emotionally, mentally and spiritually while drilling down on specific
Reiki is easy to learn and can be used in a home or clinical
setting to enhance the health and emotional wellness of both self and
When a Reiki practitioner places hands on an area of their own or a
client's clothed body, Reiki flows from the practitioner to the client
and then back to the practitioner in a Exchange, Reiki Circle or Reiki
Share of compassionate energy that starts when the treatment begins and ends when the treatment stops
usually an hour to an hour and a half later. Although the experience of
Reiki treatment is completely individual -- experienced by both
the client and the practitioner as a variety of sensations, including,
heat, cold, vibration, tingling, unusual heaviness or lightness, or no
sensation at all -- it is often reported as accompanied by a deep
feeling of warmth, well-being, comfort, deep relaxation, and
revitalization. Reiki relaxes muscles, stills the mind, and eases pain.
Reiki treatment has been scientifically shown to accelerate healing.
Many health professionals are effectively incorporating the use of Reiki
into their individual practice. Those who learn Reiki find that it can
be successfully administered very simply in all kinds of settings: home,
clinic, hospital, or any place where people experience stressed muscles,
accidents, exhaustion, or personal trauma. Many Reiki projects have been
created for AIDS patients, victims of war, and hospice care settings, to
name a few.
On the physical level, Reiki can bring relaxation to stressed muscles,
decrease pain, accelerate the healing time of bones and wounds, diminish
the tissue involvement of burns and bruises, and much more.
On a mental and emotional level, anxiety is reduced, a sense of
well-being is increased and another level of relaxation can be felt. At
this degree of deep relaxation, a rebalancing of energies can occur and
the natural healing ability of the body is enhanced.
On a spiritual
level, people have stated they feel revitalized and newly awakened after
a full-body session.
Where does the Usui System of Natural or Reiki Healing come from?
The Usui System of Reiki is named after its founder, Mikao Usui. Usui
developed Reiki in the 1920's in Japan. He began an investigation into
the healing phenomena of history's greatest spiritual teachers. Through
travel, study, research, and meditation, he developed the form of Reiki
and spent the rest of his life applying and teaching this method.
Usui died in 1926, but Usui's work continued in
among other places, pre World War II
Tokyo at a clinic run by Dr. Chujiro Hayashi, a retired Japanese naval
doctor. Mrs. Hawayo Takata, a Hawaiin of Japanese descent, was treated in
Hawaii from serious ailments and later became a student of Hayashi's
at his Reiki clinic, and became perhaps his most famous and well-known
western student. Mrs. Takata practiced and taught throughout the US,
Canada, and Puerto Rico from 1937 to her death in 1980. Her
granddaughter Phyllis Lei Furumoto now carries on her work. Today
millions of people practice Reiki throughout the world.
Reiki healing has spread through an oral tradition of teaching,
sharing information, and exchanging treatments. Reiki is not something
that can be learned by reading a book it is something to experience by
receiving a treatment, taking a class, and talking with Reiki
practitioners, Reiki students, and Reiki masters and teachers.
In Japan Reiki also continued to
be practiced and taught. The modern day Jikiden Reiki which means "Directly Handed Down" form
of Usui Reiki hands down the original Japanese methods developed by Mikao Usui and
Chujiro Hayashi as taught to Chiyoko Yamaguchi by Dr. Hayashi and
her uncle Wasaburo Sugano.
The two methods Western and Jikiden Reiki are at the same time both similar and strikingly different in many
respects but utilize the same life force energy for healing called Reiki.
How Can I Learn More?
Reiki treatments are given to the person fully clothed and generally
lying on a massage table. The Reiki practitioner gently places his/her
hands on the head, the abdomen, the back, and any particular areas of
pain or discomfort. Treatments last between an hour to an hour and a
The Usui System of Reiki in its Usui Shiki Ryoho
form is taught by Reiki Masters in Hawayo Takata's lineage who are trained in
the traditions of Reiki as passed through the spiritual lineage, and are
committed to this healing art.
Reiki 1 class is usually taught in one to four sessions adding up to seven to
twelve hours total. Each student is attuned to his/her own Reiki energy
while also learning the history of Reiki, the basic hand positions for
self-treatment and the treatment of others, and ways to use Reiki in
their own lives.
Reiki 2 is offered to students who have taken Reiki I, have had
from one month to years of committed practice, and feel drawn to take this
next step with Reiki. You are invived to explore organizing a Reiki class for
a group in your home or business. Call or
email us have a discussion about it.
Why Usui Shiki Ryoho
Jikiden Reiki treatments usually last any where from 60 to 90 minutes and are
generally concentrated on the head, upper back, soles of the feet,
kidneys and areas that are of particular concern to the patient. After a
short consultation the client lies fully clothed on a comfortable
treatment table in a treatment room with soft lighting and relaxing
music playing if the client prefers it. Treatment usually usually starts
with gentle touch to the head, feet, or abdomen. Practitioners use the
concept of Byosen, following the sensations in their hands that tell
them which areas of the body need Reiki most. For some people 1- 3
treatments are enough to help them recover from a problem and for others
a longer course of treatments is necessary. While definite benefit
can be gained from a single treatment, to get the best results from
Reiki, regular sessions are important. Your body uses the extra energy
to help repair its self quicker than it could otherwise.
Jikiden Reiki Seminars
Jikiden Reiki stands for Reiki teachings from an original authentic
Japanese lineage. This lineage goes from Usui sensei to Dr. Hayashi to
Mrs. Chiyoko Yamaguchi (who started learning Reiki from him in 1938 when
she was 17 years old) to her son Tadao, with whom I took my training in
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2009. Because Jikiden Reiki was not
passed down through Mrs. Takata and her Reiki masters it lacks the
Westernization of Reiki as it is currently taught in the West. Jikiden Reiki allows you to experience a Japanese form of Reiki in its original
beauty and simplicity. All seminars follow exactly the same format so
that Jikiden Reiki is always passed on in its original, simple form.
Jikiden Reiki Shoden and Okuden seminars give you all you need to know
in order to treat yourself and others with Reiki.
You will receive 3 Reiju (attunements).
You will learn about:
history of Reiki - Usui Sensei's life
The history of Jikiden Reiki - the Yamaguchi family
objectives of Jikiden Reiki
the five Reiki Principles in Japanese
concept of Byosen
first Shirushi (symbol)
Learn and practice Ketsueki Kokan (blood circulation
Reiki Okuri (a method used to feel the Reiki energy flowing)
Jikiden Reiki second level Okuden
You will learn about:
A treatment used to help psychological issues
The Jumon for distant healing and practicing
Look at Kokai Denju (the notes Usui Sensei left)
Reiki Kokan, a candle ceremony introduced by Hayashi sensei
When asked which version of Usui Reiki is
better Usui Shiki Ryoho or Jikiden Reiki , I always recommend
both. Reiki helps healing no matter what form. Call me we can
discuss what Reiki Seminar fits you best.
We invite you to share Reiki with us. Join us for
Why Jikiden Reiki ?
Who can the Usui System of
Reiki Healing really help?
It happens to everyone the unexpected, the "worst possible" scenario.
You don 't know how to work through it (though you think you should), and
the approaches you 've used in the past aren 't working this time. You
just want to feel better.
Although your specific situation may be a little different, there 's a
common quality to our struggle and longing. Reiki has helped people in
all of these situations.
Do you see yourself here?
You are healthly and want
to remain so. Reiki can help you maintain a healthy
lifestyle at any age.
The demands of your life seem greater than your ability to cope with
them. Everybody needs something from you, and you feel like you'll never
catch up. You've tried deep breathing and exercise, but that just adds
more to your schedule. You're becoming! increasingly irritable, your
sleep is lousy, and you may feel anxious or depressed.
You're in treatment right now for something pretty big. You're in good
hands medically, but the side affects are troubling.
Maybe you're in pain. And good as your medical team might be, they can't
treat the worry about what this could do to you in the long run.
Furthermore, you worry that your worry is impeding the healing process.
Grieving the loss of someone you love.
Maybe it's a relationship gone sour or someone important to you has
died. Either way, you feel lost and alone. You've tried support groups
or talking to friends, but they can 't seem to soothe what feels like a
big empty hole.
Through your choice or the boss's, the career is gone. Or maybe you've
lost your focus in life. Work used to be the one place where you really
felt in charge. You knew who you were and had a clear life purpose. But
now, the industry has changed, or you've lost your job, or your youthful
enthusiasm. No matter how many self-help articles you read, you're
feeling more and more listless and useless .
Deepening your healing wisdom and spiritual connection
Things are going okay, but you feel a nagging restlessness, a sense that
there's more to life than meets the eye. You know there's a larger truth
than the one we live day-to-day, but you don 't quite know where to look
Upcoming Shoden classes on June 10 and 17, July 1 and 8 2018, July 29 and
August 5 2018, August 19 and 26 2018, September 3 and 4 2018 (Labor Day
weekend).The cost for Shoden is $350.00 USD.
Upcoming Okuden classes on June 24, July 22, August 12 and September 10
2018. The cost for Okuden is $400.00.
We also offer an apprenticeship Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Mastery level on
an individual basis. Let's have a real conversation about Reiki. Schedule a Reiki treatment.