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Jikiden Reiki FAQ’s

Please scroll down to find the all answers to questions you may have about Jikiden Reiki, such as… Can I learn Jikiden Reiki?

There is more information about Jikiden Reiki Treatments here

However, if you can’t see the answer here?? Then please contact Debbie-Ann 


What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is the Japanese art of healing with the hands.  Reiki practitioners use the life force energy of “Ki” that is all around us, they radiate Ki and are able to transmit or pass this energy on, by simply placing their hands on the body. Jikiden Reiki is Authentic Japanese Energy Healing… in it’s Original form.

Reiki originated in Japan at the turn of the 20th Century.  The founder Mikao Usui (1865 – 1926) developed this method of hands on healing in 1922, following his retreat on Mt Kurama in Kyoto, Japan. The original term being

心身改善臼井靈氣療法 = Shin Shin Kaizen Usui Reiki Ryoho


“Usui Reiki Treatment Method for Improvement of Body and Mind”.

Reiki stimulates and accelerates our natural healing process in a positive way and holistic way; it works on the mind, body and spiritual levels to bring balance and harmony from within… for our achievable wellbeing.

In Usui Sensei’s words, obviously translated into English…

Usui Reiki Ryoho is an unprecedented treatment method and I believe it should be made accessible to everyone so that anyone can benefit from the divine blessing and happiness it brings.  This Reiki Ryoho is a unique treatment deriving from the spiritual energy in the Universe which will help people improve their physical wellbeing and, in turn, will being peace of mind and happiness in life


What is Jikiden Reiki?

Jikiden can be translated as “directly taught”  or  “directly passed down”  So Jikiden Reiki is…

Reiki that was founded by Mikao Usui in 1922 and taught to Chujiro Hayashi in 1925 … A medical doctor and one of the original 20 teachers/Shihans that Usui Sensei created in his lifetime.

By Chujiro Hayashi to Chiyoko Yamaguchi in 1938 … When she was just 17 years old as a wedding present and who practiced daily throughout her life and went on to raise her 4 children using only the natural healing methods of Reiki.

By Chiyoko Yamaguchi to her son Tadao Yamaguchi … Who started giving Reiki treatments with his mother at the age of 15 and now share this knowledge with the world through the Jikiden Reiki Institute/Kenkyukai.

Jikiden Reiki is Reiki with its original Japanese spiritual and cultural core intact, without anything added or left out… for whatever reason: Reiki teachings which have no Western influences…

This is what I have learnt from Tadao Yamaguchi and now share with you.  Authentic Japanese Reiki that is Pure and Simple … safe and Effective.”  Debbie-Ann Champion


Can I Learn Jikiden Reiki?

Yes, you can! Everyone can learn Jikiden Reiki … if they want to, you do not have to have any special skills.  Authentic Japanese Reiki is simple “to do” and Jikiden Reiki is refreshingly simple to learn…

The ability to transmit Reiki happens during Reiju.  Reiju is a short ceremony that is performed person to person, in other words directly to you by a Shihan (Teacher) or Shihan-kaku (Assistant Teacher).  Receiving Reiju activates and opens up the abilities of a person and then you can channel/ transmit Reiki… to heal yourself and other people.

“Jikiden” can be translated as “directly taught or directly passed down”… The original methods and teachings of Mikao Usui that were passed to Chujiro Hayashi and to the Yamaguchi family.

Having studied for several years with Sensei Tadao Yamaguchi, Head of the Jikiden Reiki Institute, both in the UK and in Japan, Debbie-Ann Champion is a fully qualified and registered Jikiden Reiki Shihan/Teacher … and happy to teach you this wonderful healing art.

Learning Jikiden Reiki you will discover Reiki in its Original Simplicity… Natural Healing for Achievable WellBeing

If you would like to know more about the system of Reiki; having a treatment session or about learning Jikiden Reiki so that you too can transmit/channel Reiki, please contact me.


What are the Gokai?

The Gokai are the five principles for happiness, that were created by the founder of Reiki, Mikao Usui Sensei

Japanese – English

KYO DAKE WA – Just for today

IKARUNA – Do not be angry

SHIN PAI SUNA – Do not worry

KAN SHA SHITE – Be grateful

GYO O HAGEME – Do your duties fully

HITO NI SHINSETSU NI – Be kind to others

Usui Sensei realised that our emotional state of mind has a direct effect on our physical body… That mental unrest leads to physical unrest or diss-ease, and that physical disease can lead to mental unrest.

Usui Sensei created the Gokai after some of the people who had been healed with Reiki, would sometimes return for more treatments… often for the same reason.  He realised people needed to be helped to change the way they think!

Traditionally Reiki practitioners regarded these five principles as their basic philosophy of life for healthy mind and body… Spiritual growth can be measured by how well one manages to incorporate these simple words, into ones daily life.

Today, Jikiden Reiki practitioners continue to chant the Gokai in Japanese, morning and evening with Gassho style hands, just as Mikao Ususi Sensei taught.  Why we do this and the wisdom behind these words, are discussed further at the Shoden level Seminar or training course.


Gassho = hands together prayer style… with palm and fingers, lightly touching

We hold them at the heart level, yet not forced against the chest… so as not to create tension in the shoulders and as we breathe out, we can feel our out breath on the finger tips.

The technique of Gassho meditation is taught at the Shoden level course or seminar.

What is Reiju?

Reiju is a short ceremony that is performed person to person; that is by a Shihan/teacher to the Learner.

Receiving Reiju activates and opens the abilities of a person who can then transmit/channel Reiki.  Following Reiju you only need to place your hands on the body and Reiki will flow, so that you can treat yourself and others…

The technique we follow at Jikiden Reiki is the one passed down and unchanged, from the one developed by Usui Sensei.

What is Byosen?

Byosen is an accumulation of toxins, which disturbs the natural flow of fluid and energy in the body… a blockage that can lead to stagnation in muscles and organs of the body.  Today, we are so busy we often ignore stiff shoulders and aching joints, but they are the early signs of illness… and when left untreated this could lead to disease in the major organs of the body.

During a Jikiden Reiki treatment, practitioners prioritise where the body requires Reiki and hands go where they sense the Byosen.

There are no “set hand positions” or sequences to follow… Jikiden Reiki practitioners focus Reiki in the areas that have the highest levels of Byosen.  Paying attention to how these sensations change over time, we can estimate the number of treatments required and the frequency of sessions that are needed to restore health and harmony… for your health and achievable wellbeing.

Following Reiju, you will be able to feel different sensations in your hands when you lay them on a part of the body that has Byosen.

During the Shoden level training course or seminar, you will learn about sensing Byosen and what the different levels indicate and how to effectively release these toxins when treating yourself and others, with Reiki.

What is Shirushi?

Shirushi is Japanese for the word symbol.

You will learn how and when to use the Reiki symbols that Usui Sensei devised, when you learn Jikiden Reiki at both Shoden and Okuden levels.

What is Kekko?

The full name being Ketsueki Kokan Ho is shortened to Kekko… even in Japan!

It is usually done at the end of a Reiki treatment session and is wonderful for rejuvenating the recipients whole being!

It can best be described as a sort of light massage; it is a traditional Reiki technique that stimulates all the circulatory systems in the body and it really helps with releasing toxins/Byosen as well as physical tension…

Many tell me how energised they feel following a Kekko massage… its as if the “weight” they had been carrying around, just slipped away.

Everyone enjoys giving and receiving Kekko during the Jikiden Reiki Shoden level training!


Sensei = Respected Teacher, in Japan.  It is a term bestowed on a teacher, from their students… it is not a title a teacher would refer to themselves by, it is used as a sign of respect.

In daily life it also describes someone who is teaching their art to their students… be they a doctor, a dancer, a potter or any skilled person in Japan.  The word for student = Seito; the one who is following in life…  So the teacher is passing down their skills and way of life to their student… the next generation.

The family name is used first in Japan, which is common throughout Asia.  So we should say Usui Mikao and Hayashi Chujiro … which then becomes Usui Sensei and Hayashi Sensei, this was how students in Japan would traditionally address their teachers when speaking to them, or when mentioning them to someone else.

To help us distinguish between which Yamaguchi Sensei we are talking about, we say Chiyoko Sensei and Tadao Sensei … When you come to the seminars you will understand this better… We Jikiden Reiki practitioners do this with love and affection, and because we respect the great knowledge they have chosen to share with us, knowledge which so many people thought had been lost!


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COVID-19 February 2021 Update... 


The Achievable WellBeing Studio is Closed for all Holistic Therapy Treatments and Jikiden Reiki Training, for the foreseeable future... 


We know this is sad news, but we want to play our part and not contribute to the spread of the virus, and Keep You and Us Safe... 


Until then please take care... Debbie-Ann 

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