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Reiki is a Japanese, energy based therapy that promotes relaxation and overall wellness. Reiki is a non-invasive complementary therapy, said to use natural energy flow for well-being.

Reiki may be used on the whole body or can be localised to a specific part of the body. A full body treatment can last between 45 to 60 minutes, with a localised treatment lasting approximately 20 minutes.

You will remain fully clothed and usually be asked to lie on a massage table or be seated in a chair. Your therapist may need a few minutes to enter a calm state and will then place his or her hands on or near various parts of the body, including head, torso, knees and feet. The hands will remain in each position for up to three minutes before moving to the next position.

As with all treatments, a full consultation should be completed with your therapist to ensure that Reiki is right for you.

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Last updated - 12 June 2014
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