Reflexology is not merely foot massage as some people imagine, but involves stimulation of precise pressure points all over the foot, and clients soon experience that the sensation is quite firm and not at all ticklish. Many report that they find the treatment more relaxing than a full body massage. There is something very soothing about having your feet worked upon and the treatment finishes with a massage of the feet and lower legs which is in itself a very relaxing experience. If the only benefits of reflexology were relaxation and stress relief then it would be well worthwhile for this alone, but add on top the benefits to your health and well being and its not surprising that this therapy has existed in one form or another for thousands of years!
Reiki is a natural Japanese therapy, and like reflexology is considered by many to have been in existence for thousands of years.
The term Reiki can be broken down into two Japanese words 'Rei' and 'Ki'. In very general terms Rei means universal, but in fact Japanese ideograms are written on many differing levels of interpetation, and on a deeper esoteric level Rei means the all-knowing and all understanding higher conciousness, the universal energy. Ki, which is called Chi in China (meaning the vital living energy which connects and flows through all things). This is the same life energy which is used by martial artists in their training.