Jikiden Reiki Treatments

During a Jikiden Reiki treatment the practitioner places his or her hands directly on the receiver while they remain fully clothed and relaxed, typically on a massage couch. When treating the head, we use a tenugui (cotton cloth) to cover the eyes, which can aid relaxation and improves hygiene when touching the face. In Japan you can find tenugui in every household.

Beautiful misty mountain stream at Kitanisawa in summer, Daisen,
Reiki therapy with girl working as spirit healer, arranging crystals and gemstones on female client for treatment

Many Reiki styles teach that Reiki treatments are hands off, but this was not how Reiki was originally taught. While there are situations where we might recommend this (e.g. when treating burns or other sensitive areas), Usui sensei taught his students to touch, and there are good reasons for this such as giving a more focused, concentrated treatment and being able to feel byosen more easily.

In Jikiden Reiki we direct a treatment to those specific areas that we have identified as having a build-up of byosen (toxins). Also, the warmth of the hands (both the physical warmth and the Reiki warmth) can help relax the receiver. If the receiver prefers not to be touched directly that is alright too, but we do recommend it. The length of a session is usually between one hour to ninety minutes and prices vary depending on the practitioner. Do ask to see a practitioner’s certificate before receiving a treatment.

Psychological/Emotional Treatments

Psychological Reiki treatment (Seiheki chiryo in Japanese) has many useful applications including assisting in the treatment of unwanted habits, fears, addiction and serious mental illness. This method is taught at Okuden level along with the distance Reiki (Enkaku) method. It is an original method created by Mikao Usui. In Usui’s time the treatment was not as common as it is now, but Chiyoko Yamaguchi and her family have found cause to use it more and more over the years. Maybe this is a reflection of modern life.

The basic idea of this treatment is that it reaches the receiver’s sub conscious, as well as conscious.

Any problem of the mind can be treated with a psychological Reiki session. This could be a minor problem such as an unwanted habit, or bed wetting in children, to more severe, deep routed issues. Those who learns Jikiden Reiki up to Okuden level can also treat their own issues.

The sensations experienced in psychological Reiki treatment can be similar to a hands-on treatment, but they are not the same since with this method we are not dealing with toxins held in the body (Byosen). Psychological Reiki can often feel a bit more intense, which can alarm some people at first. An emotional response during treatment, such as crying, is not unusual but there is nothing to worry about because the treatment only gives the receiver what they can cope with and is completely safe, having been used for almost a century in Japan without any problems.

Bamboo forest background. Shallow DOF.

Why use Enkaku Reiki?

  • you have a health issue and can’t get to an in-person treatment

  • you are suffering from stress and anxiety and would like help reducing them

  • you have an injury and you’d like to support your body’s healing process

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Enkaku was traditionally used in Japan with physical health issues, ailments and injuries. It is also believed to be helpful for anxiety and stress, something becoming increasingly common as we navigate these unprecedented times.

If you would like to receive Reiki, please take a look at the qualified Jikiden Reiki practitioners working in the UK today here. You can contact the practitioner you would like to work with direct to talk about your needs and arrange a treatment.

Though hands-on treatments carry the additional benefit of the healing power of touch, Reiki is very effective when done at a distance. Times like these, where so many of us are unable to be with our loved ones in person can be trying, both emotionally and physically. Knowing that Reiki can be given from a distance is a great comfort.

Photo of Japanese lady in kimono doing enkaku distant reiki

Enkaku, or Distant Reiki, can be given by any practitioner who has taken Okuden level. He or she gives a treatment for the same amount of time as they would in person. During the treatment the practitioner can feel byosen, areas that are blocked and need treatment, just as they would in a face-to-face session.

During the treatment, at the agreed time, the receiver is asked to lie down or sit and relax. Reiki is given to the areasmost needing Reiki so that the receivers body can use the energy to assist the natural healing process

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