Mikao Usui is the founder and creator of Reiki. I believe Usui “discovered” Reiki through his own spiritual development. He did not plan to teach this to the world, but people asked him to teach Reiki because they were astonished by the results.

Therefore it is important to remember that Reiki is not just a commercial healing technique, but more a tool to be used towards own spiritual development.

Five daily principles

Breathing techniques

Symbols with mantras


Palm healing

Regular users of Reiki often find that they are more joyful lively and their intrinsic energy is enhanced. It is almost as if their batteries have been fully charged.



The History of Reiki

Reiki is an ancient method of natural healing dating back to the Far East. This technique was named after the founder, Mikao Usui - a Japanese theologian. He rediscovered this particular art of healing in the mid 1800’s through years of studying history and medical books, both Buddhist and Christian scriptures, psychology, Taoism and even the art of divination. Following a prolonged period of meditation, Mikao Usui acquired this ability of transferring Universal Life Energy, which he called Usui Reiki Ryoho. (Usui’s natural method of healing with Universal and Life force energy). He then committed to teach others how to act as channel for this energy.

Just before Usui died in 1926, he taught Dr.  Chujiro Hayashi, a retired marine surgeon. Hayashi became the founder of a Reiki Healing Clinic in Tokyo. Mrs. Hawayo Takata was the second and last female who learned Reiki from Dr. Hayashi. She started the Western lineage of Reiki called Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho. She was a great story teller and because of that Reiki found its way to the West. Not all of her stories were true, but it served a purpose to “sell” Reiki to the  Western mindset.  Mrs. Takata died in 1980.

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