Reiki massage energy has several basic effects. It brings about deep relaxation, rids energy blocks, detoxifies the system, provides new vitality in the form of healing universal life energy, and increases the vibrational frequency of the body. There are few positions (such as head cradling), where the therapist is in contact with the body. Most Reiki massage treatments do not involve actual touching. The therapist holds their hands a few inches or farther away from the body, and manipulates the energy field from there.