What is Reiki

What is Reiki in Birmingham

What is Reiki? What is Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese word translated as Universal Life Force Energy.
It’s the energy that flows through every living being in the universe.

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Reiki healing was discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in Japan in the early 1900s.  After years of dedication to martial arts, spiritual practices and Japanese esotericism, Mikao Usui had an enlightening experience. He went on to develop a system of energy healing, which he called (Usui) Reiki.

How does Reiki work?

Think of a free flowing river. This river is like energy flowing through the body. Sometimes a pebble will fall into that river, obstructing the flow of water. Over time the pebbles build up. Soon there is only a trickle of water running in that river that once flowed so freely.

And so it is with energy in the human body. A pebble represents a stressor, a worry, a fear or an attachment. Over time your energy flow can be obstructed by so much stress, worry, fears or attachments that eventually you feel mentally/emotionally/spiritually blocked. Eventually dis-ease or physical pain may be experienced.

The energy that flows through your body is your life force energy.
In China this energy is called Chi.
In Japan this energy is called it’s Ki .
In India this is energy iss known as Prana.
This energy is at the basis of your health, thoughts and emotions.
The quality and vibration of this energy determines your physical health, mental peace and emotional wellbeing.

When our life force energy is flowing without obstruction, we feel clear, peaceful and loving.


Reiki also means Spiritual Energy.
It refers to our inborn brightness, our true nature or our essence.
This true nature get covered with layers of stress, worry, fear and attachments.
These layers build up until our brightness is completely hidden. Nonetheless, even with our underlying brightness concealed, our true nature continues to shine.
Think of it as the sun on a very overcast and gloomy day – no matter how many clouds are layered up infront of the sun, the light is still shining in it’s true form, it’s just that we can’t see it.
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To remove the layers of stress, worry, fears and attachments (past, present and future) that cover our brightness, we can receive Reiki treatments or learn Reiki to support our own healing.


The above text is inspired by Frans Stiene of the International House of Reiki

What is Reiki

Reiki Benefits Birmingham West Midlands

Client feedback consistently proves that Reiki can have a significant impact on mood enhancement. Suggested reasons for this increased level of happiness include elevated levels of dopamine and endorphins, through to the deep meditative state achieved during a treatment.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) supports meditation as a means for lowering blood pressure, easing symptoms of anxiety and depression and more. Research from fMRI studies shows that meditating causes activity in parts of the brain associated with attention and decreases activity in the amygdala, which is responsible for our flight or fight response.

In a Reiki treatment, the amygdala basically shuts off, ‘turning down’ anxiety in the brain. With each treatment you get better at achieving this state.  Reiki treatments delivers the deepest of meditative states to those who are not experts in meditation, so that everyone can enjoy the benefits.

Reiki can specifically be used to target pain and trauma. Reiki can successfully relieve the painful symptoms associated with PTSD, relieve the strenuous elements of pregnancy and help with chronic migraines.

Simply put, Reiki calms our overly stimulated systems and restores the body’s natural balance.

The depths of the benefits of Reiki are still being explored, and this long list will get longer as each year goes by and Reiki becomes ever more popular:

General well-being

  • Promotes total calm and relaxation
  • Eliminates fatigue
  • Improves sleep
  • Alleviates stress (mental and physical)
  • Energises, rejuvenates and revitalises
  • Increases motivation, diminishes depression, anxiety and fear
  • Facilitates freedom from habits, phobias and addictions

Mental benefits of Reiki

  • Stimulates left/right brain synchronisation
  • Shifts brain waves from beta to lower frequency alpha, theta and even delta
  • Creates mental clarity, alertness
  • Increases creativity, problem solving
  • Heightens visualisation
  • Deepens meditation
  • Expands awareness

Physical benefits of Reiki

  • Decreases the production of cortisol, ACTH, lactic acid and adrenaline
  • Increases production of endorphins
  • Speeds up rehabilitation and recovery
  • Relieves pain (arthritis, migraines, injuries and so on)
  • Boosts immune function
  • Improves circulation and distribution of oxygen and nutrients
  • Reduces blood pressure, pulse, heart rate and oxygen consumption

Learn Reiki to help yourself and loved ones

Reiki is easy to learn and welcomes those that have a desire for personal and spiritual unfoldment.
Learning Reiki works by direct experience of the actual practice and initiation which awakens one’s inner bliss and wisdom and innate ability to heal.
No former special ability or knowledge is required.
Level 1 course is where everybody starts, healer or non-healer, people of all ages, abilities and desires. Reiki can be practised easily in bed first thing or last thing at night.

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Reiki Treatments

A Reiki treatment is for specific healing or stress release / deeply healing relaxation.
If you wish to work on a specific issue or health problem you’ll need more sessions.
A single treatment can be taken at any time for relaxation, healing or simply to try.
You can top up on Reiki when you need – to have a healer in your life to support you in maintaining your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health does not mean you are broken!

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