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As I officially started my reiki practice at the start of 2012, I’ve now been running for almost 5 years!

In that time, I’ve never raised my rates. I’ve always charged $60 for a treatment. I wanted to start off by making sure my treatments were affordable, and not more expensive than other reiki treatments or modalities like massage.

When I started, I also tried to convince clients to come in by offering $50 for a first treatment, or then, $50 for the second treatment. But I don’t think that particular technique worked, either to convince people to come back (if they came back, it was because they wanted reiki, not to get $10 off) or to try reiki (the price didn’t make much of a difference).

Lately, I had a few different clients tell me that my rates were too cheap, and especially in comparison to others.

And indeed, I checked online. There is a practicioner who charges $70 in Bondi but most are much more expensive, rising to $120 to $150 per treatment (which I think is really high).

So, dear clients and readers. It is time for a price increase. If you’ve noticed from the appropriate place on the website and on my Facebook page, the cost for the treatment is now $75.

Of course, if you’d really like a treatment and cost is an issue, then let’s discuss it, but I sense that $75 is still less expensive than most reiki treatments in Sydney, and is a fair price and affordable.

The other thing I’ve noticed is that while I’ve always told clients to expect to be here an hour for a 50 minute treatment, making sure that we’re in a relaxed and not rushed space always takes longer than an hour to settle in, and chat about the treatment afterwards.

I don’t have card facilities, so please bring cash (and exact change helps) but if it’s more convenient for you, let me know and we can arrange payment by bank transfer in advance.

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Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney. SMS, email or call me if you’d like to make an appointment.

So, what do you think ?