Reiki Styles

Please note that people practising styles with the same name may nevertheless teach very different content.

The following is a list of just some of many Reiki styles that take beginner students. It is not exclusive and is meant to be informative and helpful.

Eastern Reiki

A modern term, indicating lineages of Reiki that do not include Chujiro Hayashi. Lineages may include e.g. Usui, Soke Dai.

Gendai Reiki Ho

Modern Reiki. A system founded by Hiroshi Doi who trained with Mieko Mitsui, Kimiko Koyama, Hiroshi Ohta, Manaso and Chiyoko Yamaguchi.

Hayashi Reiki Kenkyukai

Hayashi Reiki Research Society. A term used by Chujiro Hayashi for what he taught.

Hayashi Reiki Kenkyukai

A modern generic term, generally indicating that the practitioner is practising Western Reiki with the addition of techniques from Japan that were released or re-released to the West from 1999.

Jikiden Reiki

A directly taught Reiki. A style of Reiki with the lineage coming through Chujiro Hayashi, Wasaburo Sugano and Chiyoko Yamaguchi

Komyo Reiki

An Enlightenment Reiki. A style of Reiki with the lineage coming through Chujiro Hayashi, Wasaburo Sugano, Chiyoko Yamaguchi and Hyakuten Inamoto, therefore the same origin as Jikiden Reiki but closer in content to other 'standard' Reiki lineages.

Raku Kei Reiki

A style of Reiki developed by Iris Ishikuro/Arthur Robertson, adding in elements from e.g. Johrei. Many practitioners of Reiki have this style as part of their lineage through William Rand. Lineages come through Hayashi, Takata, Ishikuro, Robertson

Reiki Plus

Founded by David Jarrell. Lineages come through Hayashi, Takata, Samdahl/McCullough/Furumoto, Jarrell. The style teaches Usui Shiki Ryoho with additional metaphysical elements.

Reido Reiki

Spiritual Way Reiki. Founded by Fuminori Aoki. Fuminori Aoki learnt Western Reiki from Mieko Mitsui (Barbara Weber Ray lineage). Aoki sensei was also inspired and influenced by people in the direct lineage of Mikao Usui sensei. Reido Reiki is a blend a blend of traditional Japanese Reiki and Western Reiki. It emphasises meditation and 'living a Reiki way of life'.

Tera-Mai Reiki

Founded by Kathleen Milner. Lineages come through: Patrick Ziegler, Tom Seaman, Phoenix Summerfield, Kathleen Milner. Style includes Reiki plus additional elements.

Tibetan Reiki

A generic term. Mostly includes elements from Raku Kei Reiki/Usui Tibetan Reiki. Lineages generally will include Takata/Ishikuro/Robertson. May also be used to mean Wei Chi Reiki.

The Radiance Technique

A style of Reiki with the lineage coming through Chujiro Hayashi, Hawayo Takata and Barbara Weber Ray. Usui Reiki Ryoho Meaning: Usui spiritual method healing method. Used by people with lineages that come through the Gakkai (Society) in Japan; Taketomi, Koyama, Doi.

Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai

Society for Usui spiritual healing method. Lineages that come through the Gakkai (Society) in Japan coming through Ushida, Taketomi, Watanabe etc. Usui Reiki/Traditional Usui Reiki generic term used by teachers to indicate that they may not align themselves to any one system. They may teach elements from a number of different Reiki styles. However, it may be equally true that teachers from specific styles named below may also do this too.

Usui Shiki Ryoho

An Usui style healing. Generally used by practitioners whose lineages come through Chujiro Hayashi, Hawayo Takata and Phyllis Lei Furumoto. Usui/Tibetan Reiki style founded by William Rand incorporating elements from Raku Kei Reiki, Usui Shiki Ryoho and, in the last 10 years, Japanese techniques. Lineages come from Hayashi, Takata, Ishikuro, Robertson, Diane McCumber/Ishikuro, Robertson, Marlene Shilke/Furumoto, Carrell Farmer, Leah Smith.