The word "Jikiden" means directly handed down. So the process of a Jikiden Reiki is directly handed down from Usui Sensei's (Founder of Reiki) direct students in Japan. It has not changed in its cultural and practical practice. Whereas, Western Reiki has been influenced and changed to meet the western style and culture. Until early in the 2000's Jikiden Reiki was only practiced in Japan, but the Yamaguchi family realised how much the Reiki teachings now being spread across the world had changed from their original intent, they decided to set up a Jikiden Reiki Institute offering authentic Reiki training based on what they had learned from Chujiro Hayashi in the early 1900s. And so this is what I practice today for your Reiki Treatment.