I wish you well on
your journey with Reiki


There were great changes in Japan moving from hundreds of year’s isolation into a more open country.  Japan was also looking for spiritual direction for its people. The Meji era had begun. There are many Reiki methods, many styles and variations, being taught today, and all of them owe their existence to a method created in the early 1900s by Mikao Usui.  Mikao Usui was the founder of what is now known as Reiki.


The information known about the history of Reiki is changing constantly at present, as more and more new information comes to light from Japan.  There is a Western version of events and a Japanese version.  What we must remember that this energy is all about healing and love and to stay true to the energy.
Mikao Usui was born on 15/08/1865, in the village of Yago.  He came from a family, who encouraged him to study, both academically and physically.  Whilst finishing his studies at a traditional Japanese Tendai Buddhist Monastery, Mikao Usui also mastered Samurai swordsmanship and Kiko, the Japanese form of Chi Kung.

Mikao Usui's main teachings were very focused on how to heal yourself, first and foremost, which continues today in the First Degree of Reiki (Reiki One).  His belief being that to be able to heal others, you first need to have healed yourself.  Please see Overview of Usui's Teachings.