What is Reiki?

Reiki is a common word heard in healing and yoga circles. However, there is more to it than simply saying that it is a healing practice. Reiki means “universal life force energy.” The full name of reiki is “Shin Shin Kaizen Usui Reiki Ryoho” meaning “treatment method for improvement of body and mind.” It is a Japanese healing technique that has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and always creates a beneficial effect. It is an amazingly simple technique and method that does not depend on ones educational background or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. Reiki balances body, mind, heart and spirit in a structured way through light, gentle, non-intrusive, non-manipulative touch and compassionate regard. Reiki improves quality of life and an individual’s sense of well-being. While every person’s response to reiki is unique, at the end of a reiki treatment most people relate that they feel both relaxed and energized at the same time — like after a good massage. But unlike a massage the body is not manipulated and no oils, creams, or lotions or removal of clothing is necessary.


What is Jikiden Reiki? 

Jikiden Reiki Institute was started in Japan founded by Chiyoko Yamaguchi and her son Tadao Yamaguchi. Jikiden means “directly taught” or “directly passed on” in Japanese. Nothing has been added or amended. It is taught in the same way that Chujiro Hayashi taught Chiyoko Yamaguchi and her family. It is pure, simple and extremely effective.

Reiki treatments are available from Rev Kanjin Cederman to help in recovery from disease and illness. Jikiden Reiki physical treatments last anywhere from 60 – 90 minutes and are generally concentrated on the head and the affected areas. Practitioners use the concept of “byosen,” following the sensations in their hands that tell them which areas of the body have the most toxins at that time. For some people 1- 3 treatments are enough to help them recover from a problem and for others a course of treatments is necessary. During a treatment everyone feels something different. It is a very personal experience and there is no one particular feeling you should or shouldn’t experience. Just relax and enjoy the experience. Rev Cederman has completed both shoden and okuden levels and is authorized and registered at the Japan headquarters to practice this method. To schedule please contact Rev Kanjin Cederman (206) 356-7405 or at for a meeting and consultation.


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