Energy work is the concept of working with universal life force energy, qi or prana. It stands for the non-physical energy, which creates and maintains a balanced and healthy body,mind, and spirit. When this energy is blocked, there is an imbalance that often creates disease.
I like to think of the spine as a drain of energy. If the drain clogs, energy will back up and build up. Through energy work, a practitioner will place their hands on the seven energy centres up and down the spine to balance the chakras, therefore aiding in balancing the body and mind.