"Reiki is compassion in action."
Reiki is a Japanese word meaning universal life energy. This energy is the natural, vital healing force found in all life. Jikiden Reiki is a hands-on and distant healing art and practice that attunes and develops natural latent human healing energy and balances body, mind, heart and spirit in a structured way through light, gentle, non-intrusive touch and compassionate intention and regard.
Jikiden Reiki is Reiki with no Western influence. It remains unchanged since the early days in Japan. Chiyoko Yamaguchi and her son, Tadao founded Jikiden Reiki in an effort to make the original form of Reiki available to people across the world.
The Yamaguchi family learned Reiki from Chiujiro Hayashi, one of the original 20 teachers Usui taught. They used Reiki all their lives to help each other and the community at large.
They called it Jikiden Reiki - meaning 'directly passed down Reiki'