What is Reiki?
Reiki, pronounced “ray-kee”, is a form of light-touch energy healing which was founded by Mikao Usui sensei in Japan back in 1922, during his 21-day journey to find peace of mind on Mount Kurama just outside of Kyoto, Japen.
The original full name for Reiki in Japanese (still taught in Jikiden Reiki training curriculum) was “Shin Shin Kaizen Usui Reiki Ryoho”, which translates to “Usui Reiki Therapy for Improving Body and Mind”.
What is Jikiden Reiki?
“Jikiden” in Japanese means “directly handed down”. Therefore, Jikiden Reiki is the eastern version of Reiki as it was originally founded and taught Japan by a man named Mikao Usui Sensei (sensei = “teacher” in Japanese).
For more details on how Jikiden Reiki was established and what makes it special, please check out this article where I explain lots more through sharing the history of Reiki!
Why I choose to practice Jikiden Reiki
In order to become a Jikiden Reiki “Shihan-Kaku” (Teacher of Level 1, or “Shoden” (physical healing), teachers are required to practice a minimum of 120 hours of Reiki on at least 60 different clients. During this time in my hands-on clinical experience, I was able to witness some very profound clinical outcomes through Jikiden Reiki sessions!
What I’ve observed thus far in my Jikiden Reiki clinical practice (minimum of three 60-minute sessions recommended):
- Reduced pain
- Reduced “fight or flight” stress response (immediately and long-term)
- Lower blood pressure
- More relaxation, less anxiety
- Improved mood, reduced feelings of depression
- Deeper sleep
- Improvements in digestion