History of Reiki
Reiki is an art of hand healing developed by Mr. Mikao Usui (1865-1926) in 1922 in Japan. His traditional methods were passed through several grandmasters of Reiki. Reiki Teachers are trained through an initiation process where Masters pass on their knowledge and expertise to their students.
Since the 1980s, Reiki has rapidly grown in popularity in North America. Along the way, some changes were introduced and Western Reiki practitioners began to combine Reiki with other healing practices such as chakra balancing, aura healing, crystal healing, angel guidance, aromatherapy, et cetera. As a result, Reiki has propagated into many variations known as “The Western Reiki” which contain non-Japanese concepts and are not part of traditional Reiki teachings.
However, “Jikiden Reiki” is still the traditional art form of Reiki therapy that is passed on faithfully from teachers to students without alterations. In this process, nothing is added or amended from the original form.
In other words, “Jikiden Reiki” does not have any non-Japanese concepts
and is very respectful of the original teachings.
In whatever form it takes, Reiki continues to be a highly effective technique for promoting the relaxation necessary for the body to engage its internal self-healing resources.