Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement. It also works in conjunction with medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Reflexology is also referred to as zone therapy. It is wellness or alternative practice, which applies pressure to the feet, hands, or ears with. Pressure applied to these areas effect a physical change to the body. Reflexology can relieve stress and pain in other parts of the body through the manipulation of the feet. It is hypothesized that the pressure received in the feet may send signals that 'balance' the nervous system or release chemicals such as endorphins that reduce stress and pain.