Reiki is a Japanese technique that is used to heal physical and mental trauma, and to support mental clarity and spiritual well-being. In Japanese, the word "rei" refers to a higher intelligence that permeates all living and nonliving entities and guides the inherent functioning of the universe. The word "ki" refers to the nonphysical energy that flows through everything that is alive, including plants, animals, and human beings—because of this, ki is also often called "life force energy," and is known as qi or chi from other lineages. The combination of these two words is what defines reiki as "spiritually guided life-force energy."
To administer Reiki, a practitioner channels life force energy through his or her hands unto another. It's said that the aforementioned spiritual guidance enables the Reiki to flow through the affected parts of the subject's energy field and charges them with positive energy. It raises awareness in and around the physical body where negative thoughts and feelings are contained. This causes the negative energy—such as stress, anxiety, physical pain, sadness, confusion, etc.—to loosen its grip, allowing the touch of the Reiki healer to swoop in and clarify the energy pathways (CHAKRAS).
About the Chakras / Energy Centers
The power of our words are undeniable, especially the ones we whisper quietly to ourselves.
Louise Hay created a little booklet called "Heal Your Body" 40 years ago showing the direct correlation between specific thought patterns and specific illnesses. Eastern traditions have known about this for thousands of years and attribute certain dis-eases with energetic blockages in the body.
We are electromagnetic beings. Similar to a battery, we have a flow of energy coming in and a flow of energy going out. We have to keep the energetic lines open in order for our system to function properly. This is where acupuncture, reflexology, reiki and many other healing arts came from.
But what if I told you you could clear the blockages on your own? By simplifying your life and changing the way you think about yourself in relationship to the world?
Each chakra in the body is responsible for a different energetic frequency; for example the root chakra is associated with survival and contentment with the material world, where as the solar plexus is associated with creation and expression of your true nature and the crown chakra allows you to connect with your divine guidance and infinite nature.