About Rika Tanaka & Her Reiki Lineage

Rika's Reiki journey

My name is Rika Tanaka, a holistic therapist specialised in authentic style Reiki. I first discovered Reiki by learning a Western style of Reiki in England. I had a great experience but it raised lots of questions about Reiki and I wanted to know more.  I found out about Jikiden Reiki shortly after it started to spread outside of my native home Japan in 2003. I was very lucky to be able to join one of the first courses held in the UK in 2004. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time! It answered my questions and changed my life. Since then, my passion is to share the benefits with you. Reiki with Rika is my vehicle for sharing Reiki and living the principles of Reiki as an accredited senior instructor (Dai Shihan) of the Jikiden Reiki Institute. I also act as  a director of NPO International Jikiden Reiki Association since 2016 and sit as a member organisation representative for Jikiden Reiki on the UK Reiki Council. In June 2020, Jikiden Reiki UK association was launched and I act as chair of this association to closely support Jikiden Reiki practitioners and teachers in the UK.

My Reiki Training Experience

My Reiki teacher is Tadao Yamaguchi, the head of the Jikiden Reiki Institute. My teacher has over 60 years experience, having grown up with Reiki and learned from his mother Chiyoko Yamaguchi who is a student of Chujiro Hayashi since 1938. I have been fortunate to have become an organiser and interpreter for Reiki courses delivered by Sensei Yamaguchi since 2005. This has meant I have sat in on many of Sensei Yamaguchi's trainings and public talks on many occasions. I have also run many of my own training courses and events. I have trained hundreds of people how to use Jikiden Reiki.

In January 2011, Sensei Yamaguchi gave me permission to become a Dai Shihan (senior instructor) as ninth person to receive this title in the world. This allows me to instruct students to the assistant teacher level (Shihankaku). I am also a full-time holistic therapist by day and practice Reiki and other therapies regularly. As a result I am really experienced at both teaching and giving Reiki treatments. Learn more about Jikiden Reiki trainings with Rika

My Reiki Treatment Practice

Over the last two decades, seeing my clients, family and friends feeling happier, calmer and more peaceful after receiving Reiki has motivated me to continue practicing. Thanks to their referrals, my Reiki treatments have gained recognition, as satisfied customers recommend me to their friends and family. Professionally, I work full-time as a holistic therapist, using Reiki as the core of my practice. My Reiki treatments are available exclusively at my treatment room in Ealing and at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge, London.


My work is insured.

My Professional Memberships

I am a senior instructor (Dai Shihan) of the Jikiden Reiki Institute, a director of the NPO International Jikiden Reiki Association, chair of Jikiden Reiki UK Association, a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and on the Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council's (CNHC) national reiki register.

Rika's Reiki Lineage