Reiki is not a religion and anyone from any cultural background can receive, learn and give Reiki treatments.

"Rei" means universal and "ki" means life force energy, therefore Reiki means universal life force energy.

Reiki is a system of natural healing involving the laying on of hands. Reiki assists us in balancing our physical energy and emotional bodies, and inducing deep relaxation in Swansea.

It is believed that the technique was first used by Tibetan Buddhist monks and was rediscovered in the 1800s by Mikao Usui.


There is an energy field around every human being which is described as the "Aura". This may be seen in colour or as a vague light. Much of the colour and energy of the auric field is supplied by the chakras. Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning 'wheel' and denotes a point of intersection where mind and body meet.

There are seven major chakras. They are located at the base of the spine, at the reproductive centre, at the solar plexus, the heart, the throat, the brow and at the crown of the head.


A reiki treatment usually takes about an hour. The therapist will move around you working over your chakras offering reiki. The first half of the treatment you will be asked to lie on your back and then you will be asked to lie on your front.

You may feel heat, tingling or slight pressure over the areas that your therapist is working but more often than not you will probably feel nothing at all, this does not mean that the treatment is not working. Reiki is offered through the therapist's hands, sometimes she/he may place their hands on you.

Following your treatment it is advisable to relax if you are able to. This allows you to gain full benefit of the healing which has been offered to you.


Reiki is something that needs to be experienced rather than explained

Reiki can help to:

  • relieve physical and emotional pain
  • speed up the natural healing process
  • focus the mind and, and therefore, help to rid negative attitudes
  • release tension and stress in Swansea
  • rebalance and, therefore, amplify the body's energy
  • release stored negative emotions
  • dissolve energy blockages
  • calm the mind, body and spirit
  • induce relaxation in Swansea
  • aid detoxification
  • generally improve health and well being