Dr  Mikao Usui

A Brief History

Reiki has become more widely known in this last century, through ones believing of a better world of health and vitality. Energy healing has been around for thousands of years, however, within the last 150 years Reiki was discovered by Japanese Mikao Usui, in his search for purpose in life and enlightenment.


The story of how Mikao Usui discovered Reiki was passed on to his students, and thereon after, from teacher to student, to today.


Mikao Usui was born in Japan on 15th August 1865. He studied Buddhism and through his lifetime he learned martial arts and other ancient Japanese healing and meditation techniques.

The story of Reiki begins when Mikao Usui  decided to go to a Holy mountain to cleanse his body by fasting and meditating. It is believed he went to Mount Kurama, on a 21 day retreat and while standing under the waterfall, he had a satori. Satori is a Japanese concept in which a person has a sudden realisation of a great or universal truth. It is here he discovered Reiki.