What are Reiki and Seichim? Learn about them here.
Reiki and Seichim are methods of spiritual energy healing, and healing energies. Energy healing is an alternative healing method, or rather, a collection of alternative methods of helping people heal by sending them universal energy. These methods are done by laying on of hands or by channeling the energy over any distance. While this may sound weird to more traditional people in the West, these methods are based on principles that have been in use in the East and in other forms in the West, for thousands of years.
Reiki is spiritually guided universal life force energy.
The word Reiki is Japanese in origin and literally means:
Rei = universal (in the sense of spiritually guided or from the Divine);
ki = life force energy (the same as chi or prana).
To "use" Reiki is to channel or conduct this energy through one's body to one's self or another for healing purposes.
Seichim is called "living light energy", also spiritually guided universal life force energy.
Reiki and Seichim, as well as other spiritual energy healing methods like Karuna, are different "flavors" or vibrational levels of the Divine energy that makes up the life force of everything in the universe. They are based on the same principles, but with slightly different traditions and methods.
Neither one is a religion, nor do they require that one be of any particular religious belief. They are easily learned and with practice one will become a more and more potent channel for these energies.