What is Reiki?

WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". 
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It is administered by "laying on hands" and 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.
It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
WHAT ARE CHAKRAS?
The word ‘chakra’ is derived from the sanskrit word meaning ‘wheel’.  Literally translated from the Hindi it means ‘Wheel of spinning Energy’.  Within our bodies you have seven of these major energy centers and many more minor ones.
Chakras regulate the flow of energy throughout the electrical network (meridians) that runs through the physical body. The body’s electrical system resembles the wiring in a house. It allows electrical current to be sent to every part, and is ready for use when needed.
Sometimes chakras become blocked because of stress, emotional or physical problems. The consequence of irregular energy flow may result in physical illness and discomfort or a sense of being mentally and emotionally out of balance.