Learn the ART OF REIKI

in West Harrison, NY



Reiki is.... a gentle yet powerful system of energy healing established in Japan in the 1920's by Mikao Usui following his enlightenment experience on Mt. Kurama outside of Kyoto.  As a very well-educated man in the fields of science, philosophy, literature and religion, Usui Sensei developed guidelines for all Reiki practitioners to develop a spiritual awareness which supports the healing practice for channeling this divinely sourced energy which he named Reiki or soul energy.  As a non-invasive healing method for stress reduction, Reiki facilitates deep relaxation allowing the body to heal from within as it seeks retore balance and harmony.


An Invitation to Harmony and Balance

Reiki is......an invitation to harmony by helping you balance your entire system: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual regardless of your age or current state of health.  When giving Reiki to others, both the receiver and the giver benefit from the altruistic essence of this beautiful practice.  Reiki is for everyone and can never do any harm.  Reiki is a drug-free therapy supporting all traditional medical care without any contraindications.

​Reiki is..... a spiritual practice as well as a wellness practice protecting the health we have while helping us evolve to greater health.  Life force energy promotes celluar detoxification to relieve the effects of stress on our bodies.  Reiki is a energetic solution for everyone. The 5 principles of Reiki guide everyone to embrace a heart-centered lifestyle for greater peace and inner happiness.  As a philosophy for living, the Reiki principles are not a religion. There is no dogma or ritual practice associated with Reiki.

​Reiki is…..simple yet very powerful. It is "compassion in action." Chiyoko Yamaguchi, Sensei and Co-founder of Jikiden Reiki

Health Benefits of Healing

Research studies and commonly reported benefits include:


  • ​ Release of tension, anxiety and anger 

  •  Relief from depression, migraines  

  •  Restoration of restful sleep patterns  

  •  Acceleration of wound healing  

  •  A stronger immune system  

  •  Reduces inflammation, acute and chronic pain  

  •  Supports natural childbirth experiences

  •  Improvement of blood pressure by lowering your heart rate  

  •  Greater mental clarity, inner peace and emotional stability in daily life

  •  Enhancement of vitality, well-being and spiritual awareness

The FIVE REIKI Principles

The Secret Art of Inviting Happiness

by Mikao Usui, Founder 

of the Usui System of Natural Healing 

Just for today... I will let go of worry

Just for today.... I will let go of anger

Just for today.... I will be grateful

Just for today.... I will do my work honestly

Just for today.... I will be kind to myself and every living thing

The above principles were taught by Usui Sensei to help students on their path to spiritual growth knowing it would help them attain greater happiness in their daily lives. Each principle encourages you to focus on living life in the present moment, just for today. Together these principles encourage us to invoke more trust, forgiveness, gratitude, integrity and compassion in our living. Use these principles as a guide for your own spiritual growth and self-healing,  Meditating on these simple principles will their wisdom to bring you more happiness in your daily life. 

What does the word "Reiki" mean?

​The Reiki kanji is made up of 2 Japanese ideograms.  The top figure is “rei” represents the guiding 

source which is the highest wisdom of the universe. ​The bottom figure is “ki”. represents the life energy of the universe.  The practice of Reiki involves channeling this life force energy.  Reiki energy is pure and cannot be manipulated by humans. 


A Brief History of Reiki

​Today's Reiki dates from the early 20th century in Japan.  Mikao Usui, a Buddhist and a life long spiritual aspirant, had a profound revelation on sacred Mount Kurama on the 21st day of a fast.

Mikao Usui became aware that a power to heal and empower others to heal had been awakened in him. He created a system for Reiki healing practice and initiated over 2,000 students into 1st degree Reiki practice. Out of respect, Mikao Usui is referred to as Usui Sensei.  He traveled and taught Reiki throughout Japan from 1922 until his death in 1926.
learned of Reiki

​One of Usui's senior Shihan students, Dr. Chujiro Hayashi, opened a clinic in Tokyo with Usui Sensei’s blessing in 1925.  In the early 1930's a Hawaiian born Japanese emigrant, Mrs. Hawayo Takata, was introduced to Reiki by three Japanese people visiting Hawaii.  Mrs. Takata became very interested in wanting to learn Reiki.  After some correspondence, she went to Tokyo in 1935 to learn Reiki from Dr. Chujiro Hayashi learning Shoden (Reiki1) and Okuden (Reiki 2) and practicing for 6  months until she was approved as a junior teacher, Shihankaku. Returning to Hawaii in 1937, Mrs. Takata earned the title of Shihan, senior teacher, from Hayashi Sensei in 1938.  Mrs. Takata initiated 22 masters before her death between 1978-1980.  Reiki practices developed from Mrs. Takata are often termed "Western Reiki" because of changes she made to accomodate western culture.


A more traditional Reiki practice evolved from a Japanese student of Dr. Chijiro Hayashi by the name of Chiyoko Yamaguchi who was initiated in 1938 and began practicing Reiki daily for the next 65 years.  Chiyoko Sensei treated many people in her community.  When news of Reiki returned to Japan in the 1990's, Chiyoko Sensei and her son, Tadao Yamaguchi, realized that there were significant differences in how Reiki had spread across the world from the original teachings.  Chiyoko Sensei along with her son, Tadao Yamaguchi created the Jikiden Reiki Institute in 2000 to preserve the original teachings of Reiki through Hayashi Sensei.  The original attitude of Reiki is humility in service with emphasis on the intuitive art of following the energy.

​Today, Reiki is available worldwide.  You will find Reiki services provided locally at Northern Westchester Hospital, most major NYC metropolitan hospitals and many other hospitals across the USA as part of an integrative medicine approach to health. 

How does it work?

Reiki is perceived by the human body as a very fine, highly subtle, vibrational frequency to which Reiki practitioners have been trained to channel. This energy works at a cellular level to facilitate balance and homeostasis within the human biofield. 

​Reiki is drawn in by the recipient and flows to where it is needed. Toxins usually deposited around the large joints, lymph glands and in the head are loosened as deep relaxation is facilitated by Reiki energy enabling the body to naturally eliminate these substances. 

​Reiki is cumulative. The more often received, the more it benefits.  There are no contraindications. Reiki can never do any harm. It is safe in all situations with babies, children, adults and animals.


Thank you Anne. I feel more like my old self again. It is clear that You have a gift. You are a "real" person. I look forward to seeing you for more sessions soon. 
       ~ K. Esposito


Stress Effects Children, too!

​Reiki helps all ages.  It is safe for all stages of life from in utero to end of life.

​Today's world is more stressful than ever! Many kids are overwhelmed by competition for grades, have experienced emotional abuse via cyber-bulling, pressures from standardized state testing, applying to college and may have trouble managing their time in this over-scheduled busy world. As a school occupational therapist, I witnessed first hand the effect stress has on kids.

​Energy Healing offers real relief for kids suffering from depression, anxiety, migraine headaches and insomnia. Children enjoy the balancing benefits of Reiki to help them combat the daily stresses of their environment whether elementary, secondary or college. Reiki calms as it balances the left and right hemispheres and facilitates integration for children with special needs.

Help you child feel better about themselves with Reiki.  ​


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