Sawah Jikiden Reiki® Zurich

Jikiden Reiki® for Body and Mind

Original traditional Japanese treatment: Sawah – Jikiden Reiki, Zurich Airport
Sawah in Zurich: Education in Jikiden Reiki
Relief from pain and imbalance. Sawah Jikiden Reiki, Zurich
Treatment with Jikiden Reiki in Zurich, Oerlikon, Seebach, Wallisellen.
Jikiden Reiki, Shihan, Kyoto Japan: Studio Sawah in Zurich

Holiday: We will be back on August 14

Karin Birchler

Jikiden Reiki therapist and teacher

I have been involved with energy and natural treatments for many years.
Goju-Ryu Karate Do, Qigong, Taiji-Quan, Yoga and more have accompanied or still accompany me on my path through life.

After the education as a qualified Graphic Designer at the School of Design in Zurich, I studied in London. I worked in renowned advertising agencies, ultimately as Senior Art Director for corporate design in the pharmaceutical, food and lifestyle sectors, among others.

Since 2015 owner of the health studio, Sawah – Jikiden Reiki, Zurich. Since 1998 owner of a design agency for visual communication and from 2005 to 2017 owner of a concept store in Zurich.

Longer study visits to Asian countries such as Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia formed my deep understanding of both the traditional and modern aspects of Asian cultures.

Thanks to the wide experience from my professional activities and the great personal interest in different cultures, I am now able to incorporate my knowledge and professional approach to people very well into my treatments and consultations.

When I discovered the book “Light on the Origins of Reiki” by Tadao Yamaguchi, I realised that the original Reiki without Western influences still exists. So, naturally, I wanted to learn this effective treatment method in its country of origin, Japan.

I completed the entire Jikiden Reiki education directly with Tadao Yamaguchi Sensei in Japan at the institute, Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai in Kyoto and I am a member of the International Jikiden Reiki Association NPO-IJRA.

In my health care studio, I have been able to treat many people with various symptoms and accompany them on their way to better health. I hope that I can also support you sustainably with Jikiden Reiki.

I am impressed by the simplicity and effectiveness of Jikiden Reiki, which is why I would like to spread this treatment method to the world and offer certified Jikiden Reiki courses in Zurich as an authorised Shihan (teacher) which are recognised by the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Japan.

My direct Jikiden Reiki Lineage

  • Mikao Usui > Chujiro Hayashi > Chiyoko Yamaguchi > Tadao Yamaguchi > Karin Birchler

Education Reiki

  • Jikiden Reiki, Shihan, Tadao Yamaguchi, Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai Kyoto, Japan
  • Jikiden Reiki, Shihan Kaku, Tadao Yamaguchi, Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai Kyoto, Japan
  • Jikiden Reiki, Okuden, Tadao Yamaguchi, Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai, Kyoto, Japan
  • Jikiden Reiki, Shoden, Tadao Yamaguchi, Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai, Kyoto, Japan
  • Reiki education, western style Takata lineage, Zurich, Schweiz


  • Membership of the International Jikiden Reiki Association NPO-IJRA, Japan


Sawah Certificate Jikiden Reiki Shoden and Okuden

Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai, Kyoto,
Shoden and Okuden

Sawah Certificate Jikiden Reiki Shihan Kaku

Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai, Kyoto,
Shihan Kaku (Assistant teacher)

Shihan (Teacher)

Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai, Kyoto,
Autorised Shihan (Teacher)

Other Educations

Wat Pho, Bangkok, Ruesi Dat Ton, Ascetic Self Streching

Wat Pho, Bangkok,
Ruesi Dat Ton,
Ascetic Self Streching

Sensib, Zürich,Nuad Thai Massage

Sensib, Zurich,
Nuad Thai Massage

Sensib, Zürich,Thai Medical Massage

Sensib, Zurich,
Thai Medical Massage


Tadao Yamaguchi Sensei, Karin Birchler, Kyoto


Certified Shihan (teacher) in Kyoto with calligraphy scroll



Member of the NPO-IJRA, Japan