The Therapy Rooms, The home of Reiki Tradition.
We are a Healing and Training Centre and School for Reiki
based in Springhead, Oldham in Lancashire
Reiki Tradition has 40 years’ experience working solely with Reiki and are committed to preserving and conserving Reiki in its traditional form. Specialising in the Usui Shiki Ryoho System of Natural Healing.
Reiki Tradition are the original and 1st Accredited Reiki Training Provider and School in the Northwest of England.
Accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), the Complementary Health Professionals (CHP), The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and the Reiki Council (RC).
Reiki Tradition value the importance of teaching to high standards and sharing the infinite knowledge of the Usui Shiki Ryoho System of Natural Healing to all. Covering all surrounding areas of Oldham, Stockport, Rochdale, Lancashire, Sheffield, North Wales and as far north as Lancaster, Kendal and Barrow in Cumbria.
Website Last Updated 29th March 2023
Reiki Tradition School of Reiki
Offer superb Reiki Courses all to the Syllabus Standards.
Check out our Reiki 1st Degree course only £95 a small deposit of only £19 secures your booking
Limited places available on our remaining 1st Degree courses for 2023,
to avoid disappointment, to choose a date and book,
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Our Accredited Qualification Reiki Course, has been strictly Verified and Accredited by the below leading professional organisations. Rest assured Reiki Tradition 'Stand up for Standards' and when booking onto our Accredited Reiki Course you are receiving the very best training in the Reiki Industry.
Meet The Team
Mr Martin Thirlwell MFHT
Here at Reiki Tradition, we are proud to have a superb team of assistant’s which is made up of master/ teacher’s and second degree students, each one dedicated, passionate & ready to assist on our courses, each one bringing their own skills & experience to share with students.
As part of continued development for our students the opportunity to join our team of assistant’s is extended to all students from first degree.
(Due to the popularity of the assistant development scheme & fairness to all a rota system is in place for students to assist and is only when course numbers allow.)
Welcome to Reiki Tradition
Who We Are:
Reiki Tradition is an Accredited Reiki Training Provider school and Healing Centre with 40 years’ experience within the Reiki Industry. Our teaching and training centre and healing rooms are based in Springhead, Oldham in Lancashire where we have been established since 2008. At Reiki Tradition we specialise in the Dr Mikao Usui System of Healing.
If you are interested in Reiki either as a client or student, this site will help to answer some of your questions. If you have further questions which are not addressed here, you are welcome to contact us, and we will do our very best to help you.
What We Do:
All of us at some point in our lives feel down or depleted, feel that we lack energy or struggle to cope with physical pain, illness or emotional stress. At Reiki Tradition we listen to our clients with compassion and offer guidance where needed. We offer a home visiting service in the Delph, Huddersfield, Oldham, Rochdale, Royton, Saddleworth and Shaw areas for those who may find it difficult to attend our healing centre. We provide free treatments to the terminally ill wherever possible. We also provide Reiki treatments specifically designed for children, the elderly and pets. Please see the Reiki Healing button at the top of the page for more information about the types of healing we offer.
Further to our commitment to support and heal, we also offer fully accredited Reiki teaching/training courses which run throughout the year. If you would like Reiki for self-healing or perhaps you would like to become a Reiki Practitioner, you can view our upcoming courses by selecting ‘Upcoming Courses’ above. To be kept informed of all our discounts and special offers please register on our Mailing list at the bottom of this page.
Working with Hospices and Hospitals:
In 2018, Reiki Tradition began to build working partnerships with hospices and hospitals in the Oldham and Tameside area. As all Reiki Practitioners trained here at Reiki Tradition are trained to National Occupational Standard (NOS) and Core Curriculum (CC) Qualification this allows our practitioners to work in these demanding professional environments and statutory settings within the NHS. Our work has continued throughout 2019 and beyond 2022. We are very proud to see our students and practitioners working in these environments. Our work continues today.
Our Reiki Lineage:
In 2013, Martin Thirlwell published a book ‘Step into Line’ - An insight into a Reiki Lineage. The book explains about the Past Masters; the history of Reiki; the introduction of Reiki into the UK; the traditional and non-traditional Reiki Systems (how these two systems came about); and details of memorabilia from Hawayo Takata.
‘Step into Line’ explains how much of the West has now developed the Eastern Way of Reiki; how manipulating the system into Western ways created the non-traditional systems and in doing so removed the spiritual essence from Reiki.
Martin was privileged to speak to all living Past Masters whilst writing the book. He confirms that after speaking with Janine Sande (6th generation), Judith Tripp Chasin (7th generation), Sarah Hulme (8th generation) and Ethel Kilroy (9th generation) that all Reiki Tradition teachings, symbols, attunements and degrees are taught exactly as they were at the time of the Past Masters.
A copy of Martin’s book is kept at the British Library to safeguard the future of the Lineage. We continually preserve the purity of the lineage in all our teaching, symbols, attunements and degrees in the traditional Reiki way- just as Dr Mikao Usui intended.
For a copy of the book ‘Step into Line’ please contact us or click here
To view our Reiki Lineage Please click here.
Our Clients and Students:
We cover all areas in and around the Oldham area, generally these include Delph, Huddersfield, Milnrow, Oldham, Stockport, Rochdale, Royton, Saddleworth, and Shaw. We have students travelling from other places outside our local area. If you are interested in attending any of our courses and are travelling any distance, we can arrange accommodation for you - please let us know in ample time.
For students who cannot attend our courses we offer a 1:1 bespoke training service in your own home, these courses are for 1st and 2nd Degree and will run over 5 consecutive evenings. Reiki Tradition 1:1 training courses are available in the Delph, Huddersfield, Milnrow, Oldham, Stockport, Rochdale, Royton, Saddleworth, Shaw and Stockport areas only.
At Reiki Tradition we offer both Accredited and Non-Accredited Reiki courses. All our courses meet the syllabus standards, of the:
Regulated Qualifications framework (RQF)
Ofqual Level Descriptor (8)
The Core Curriculum (CC)
The National Occupational Standards (NOS)
Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
The Code of Conduct set out by the (FHT)
The Complementary Health Professionals (CHP)
The Reiki Council (RC)
Additional and Specific National Core Curriculum Standards for Animal Reiki Courses
You can find out more of all our Reiki Courses we offer simply view 'Classes Courses' Button above at top of this page or simply click here
The Integrated Medicine Initiative:
In the UK there is currently voluntary self-regulation for complementary therapies; it is not compulsory. It is the Reiki Practitioner who is regulated, not the Reiki itself; it is how they work and their interaction with the public.
In February 1996, HRH Prince Charles proposed the Integrated Medicine Initiative* (IMI) to encourage orthodox and complementary healthcare to work together within the NHS for the benefit of the British public. For this to happen, complementary therapies were required to be self-regulated and to develop robust systems to ensure high standards of practice and levels of care, to bring them in line with other healthcare professionals who are also expected to hold nationally recognised qualifications. The regulation of complementary therapies is about ensuring the professionalism and minimum standard of training and knowledge of a Complementary Therapist and therefore ensuring safety and reassurance for members of the public seeking complementary therapies. The General Medical Council (GMC) Guidance confirms that Doctors can refer clients to practitioners who are on Accredited Registers. Two of the main regulators of complementary therapies in the UK are the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and the Federation of Holistic Therapist (FHT). To be eligible to join a regulator such as the CNHC or FHT, Reiki students need to complete Reiki training which meets the standards of the new Core Curriculum as provided at Reiki Tradition.
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report on Complementary Therapies advised that voluntary self-regulation be introduced for Complementary Therapies in 2000. As a result of this, 12 different therapy groups were invited by the Prince of Wales Foundation of Integrated Health (PWFIH), to be involved with the consultation and process towards voluntary self- regulation. This went through a ‘Federal Working Group’ and culminated in the introduction of the CNHC as one regularity body, although others have subsequently been formed.
*The IMI is now the Integrated Medicine Alliance (IMA) who have now formed a 10-year plan on integrated healthcare.
There are many providers that claim to provide Reiki Degree training over the internet / via an online course. To become accredited and trained as a Reiki Practitioner requires the student to be initiated by attunements from a Reiki Master in person. This is an ancient process which is impossible to be done over the internet.
Here at Reiki Tradition, we are committed to correctly passing on the Dr Usui System of Natural Healing in its ancient form and teaching the correct symbols working to very high and specific standards which include the National Occupational Standards, The Core Curriculum, The Qualification Credit Framework, and the code of conduct for The Complimentary Natural Healthcare Council and the Federation of Holistic Therapist. Face-to-face teaching enables our Accredited students to conform to the Integrated Medicine Imitative and allows them to be registered on the Accredited Registers, and to work as complimentary healthcare practitioners within mainstream orthodox medicine.