Accredited Reiki Courses
 'Reiki Tradition, the Original and 1st Accredited Reiki Training Provider
In The North West of England'
Accredited By
The Federation of Holistic Therapists
Number 192212
Accredited Reiki Practitioner Course


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Accredited Qualification 

to work in a professional capacity?

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Accredited by the

Federation of Holistic Therapists FHT

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All our reviews are authenticate, and are taken from our Google Page.


Rachel Morris


Only book here to do your Reiki training, you will not regret it. I completed 2 full days of Reiki Level 1 and it far exceeded my expectations. I entered with an open mind (after 5 years on and off pondering whether to do Level 1) and was not sure what to expect and finished in complete awe and humbled at the power of Reiki. Martin is professional, informative and excellent teacher. He ensured a safe, comfortable teaching environment for the students and classes are small which is great as it ensures we leave with all the required knowledge for Level 1. Thank you very much Martin, Charlotte and Sharon

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

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Reiki Tradition, the original and 1st Accredited and leading Reiki Training Provider

in the North West of England. With over 35 years experience.

We work daily specialising solely in the Usui Shiki Ryoho System of Natural Healing.

Accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).

'Rest assured when you book onto any of our Reiki Courses you are receiving the very best Training

within the Reiki Industry'

'Reiki Tradition are renowned for teaching all the spiritual elements, and hidden elements of Reiki.

Book Now, we look forward to meeting you on your course'.


Teaching and Training Accredited Reiki Courses in Oldham, Shaw, Rochdale, Stockport, Shaw and the surrounding areas. 

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)

 And the Code of Conduct set out by the FHT.

Reiki Tradition Specialise in the Usui Shiki Ryoho System of natural Healing.

Reiki Training Courses are run frequently from our lovely and tranquil training centre based in

Springhead, Oldham, Lancashire.


Superb discounts and special offers always available.

Gain CPD points by attending any of our Courses:

Reiki 1st Degree 19 CPD points 

Reiki 2nd Degree 29 CPD points

Reiki 3rd Degree 29 CPD points

Accredited Reiki Practitioner 940 CPD points

Who We Are


Reiki Tradition is solely an Accredited Reiki Training Provider with over 35 years experience within the Reiki Industry. Our teaching and training centre is based in Grotton Springhead Oldham, 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. Please navigate around the site using the options at the top of the page. 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. All our Reiki Courses have been ‘Accredited’ since 22nd December 2015. Accreditation is by the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). Reiki Tradition offer a best price promise, we will not be beaten on our prices, if you see a similar course like for like within the Oldham or surrounding area we will offer you a substantial discount. It’s easy to contact us. Please refer to our Contact us page.



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 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. We offer Accredited Reiki Healing, Teaching and Training, from our centre in Oldham and bespoke 1:1 Reiki courses in the Delph, Huddersfield, Milnrow, Oldham, Stockport, Rochdale, Royton, Saddleworth, Shaw and surrounding areas.


Further to our commitment we offer Reiki teaching/training courses which are running 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 started to work with all leading Hospices and Hospitals in the Oldham and Tameside area with an aim for all Practitioners to reach a National Occupational Standard (NOS). This is becoming a mainstream standard which allows practitioners to work in these demanding professional environments. This work has continued throughout 2019 into 2021 and we are very proud to see our students and practitioners working in these environments.​



Our Reiki Lineage

In 2013 Martin published a book ‘Step into Line’ - An insight into a Reiki Lineage. This book explains about our Past Masters, the history of Reiki, when Reiki was introduced 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 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. Manipulating the traditional system in this way was not done for the best interest but sadly, for personal gain.  


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 teachings, symbols, Attunements and Degrees are taught exactly as they were at the time of the Past Masters.


Here at Reiki Tradition we provide CD’s, DVD’s, manuals and certificates as part of our presentations. Martin’s interests include how Reiki is being taught today, how it was taught at the time the Past Masters taught, including the Reiki Degrees, the Symbols, Attunements and teachings.


A copy of Martin’s book is kept at the British Library for safeguarding the future of the Lineage. We continually preserve the purity of the lineage in all our teaching, Symbols, Attunements, Degrees as given to our students 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 Birmingham, London, Ireland and Scotland to attend our courses. 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. These 1:1 training courses are available in the Delph, Huddersfield, Milnrow, Oldham, Stockport, Rochdale, Royton, Saddleworth, Shaw and Stockport areas only.

Our Courses

All our courses meet the syllabus standards, of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), the Core Curriculum, Ofqual descriptor level (8) The National Occupational Standards (NOS), the Complementary Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and the Code of Conduct set out by the FHT. All our Accredited 1st and 2nd Degree courses run for a minimum of 14 hours and our Accredited 3rd Degree Master/Teacher Courses run for a minimum 17 hours. We never cut corners and never reduce our training hours. Rest assured by attending any of our Accredited courses you will be taught in accordance with the above criteria and to the highest standards in the Reiki industry.




The Integrated Medicine Initiative


We in the UK currently have voluntary self-regulation for complementary therapies i.e. it is not compulsory. It is the Reiki Practitioner who is regulated, not the Reiki itself, i.e.. it is how they work and their interaction with the public.


In February 1996, HRH Prince Charles proposed the Integrated Medicine Initiative 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 are able to 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). In order 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.

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report on Complementary Therapies in 2000 advised that voluntary self-regulation be introduced for Complementary Therapies. As a result of this, 12 different therapy groups were invited by the then 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.


Please note that you cannot achieve a Reiki Degree over the internet / via an online course. There are a lot of websites offer Reiki Training which specify that you can ‘become a reiki practitioner / healer’. Becoming 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. Such websites are misleading and are just after your money!