I studied traditional Usui Reiki levels I and II with Reiki Master Teacher Fran Brown, who learned Reiki from Hawayo Takata, the phenomenal woman who brought Reiki to the west. Traditional Usui Reiki level III and Reiki Master training were completed with Jeanine Sande, a remarkable Reiki Master Teacher who studied with Arthur Robinson, who learned from Iris Ishikuro, a Reiki Master Teacher and another of Takata’s students. When seeking a Reiki practitioner and/or teacher, it can be important to know that a person has studied traditional Reiki as it has been handed down for generations. I practice Usui Reiki, named after Sensei Mikao Usui, who founded the energy healing system he called Rei Ki (translation: Universal Life Force Energy). After studying ancient Tibetan texts and meditating extensively atop Mt. Kurama in Japan, Usui re-discovered the keys to healing by laying-on of hands.