What is Reiki?
The word comes from two Japanese Kanji, REI and
KI. ‘Rei’ can be interpreted to mean universal or
including all. ‘Ki’ refers to the vital life force energy
that is present in every living thing. Together Reiki
means ‘Universal Vital Life Force Energy’. It is pure
unlimited, immeasurable energy of the universe.
A system of natural healing practiced and taught by Dr. Mikao Usui 19C Japan, and brought to this country in 1938 by Mrs. Hawayo Takata
A spiritual healing practice which evokes restorative rest, relaxation, and balance to your subtle energy bodies
Safe and effective in treating any condition by energizing the body’s own natural ability to heal
A practice of connecting to the unified energy field of the universe to balance the mind, body, and spirit
Spiritual in nature, but not associated with any religion
Light gentle touch, or no touch to a fully clothed recipient
Easy to learn and beneficial to anyone willing to practice
An integrative component to medical care
What does it feel like?
Physically, people may feel warmth, cold, tingling, or radiant sensations from the practitioner’s hands. You experience deep relaxation and stillness.
Emotionally, you may feel loving kindness, and a safe place to let go and relax in the present moment.
Spiritually, many people get a sense of connection, wholeness, appreciation and gratitude. When receiving a Reiki treatment, you are surrendering your ego to the greater forces that exist within you. You are allowing yourself the opportunity to dissolve the angst of the outer world and experience connecting with your inner being, the real you, while bathing in the joy of pure love and wisdom.
Benefits of Reiki Treatment:
works in harmony with other treatment modalities
improved blood pressure and decreased heart rate
reduces side effects from chemotherapy, surgery, or invasive procedures
assists in the ease of life transitions
reduces or eliminates pain, and discomfort
reduces, anxiety, and levels of stress hormones
improves mood and functioning of depressed patients
creates a sense of wellbeing that can reduce risk of illness
promotes deep relaxation and rest, which is necessary to the natural healing process
to experience a deeper spiritual connection
over 800 hospitals in the U.S. are offering Reiki to patients
works with any age group and at any level of medical care
Copyright 2013. Skylark Wellness and Healing. All Rights Reserved.
written by Dr. Mikao Usui, Founder
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Sandra Sylvester began Skylark Wellness and Healing to provide a safe, compassionate, and structured environment where you can begin or continue to discover how Reiki, and mind/body balancing programs can add happiness, meaning, and healing to your life.
For over 30 years she has demonstrated a commitment to education and teaching, professionally through the public school system, as well as various modalities of mind/body/spirit training. Sandra draws upon her diverse background of experience, education, and creativity when providing organized classes—she’s skilled at presenting materials in a way that’s easy to understand and retain. Her intuitive nature enables her to easily communicate and relate to her clients on a one-to-one, confidential basis.
Sandra is a Certified Reiki Master Teacher, a Registered Karuna Reiki Master Teacher, holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts, has an M.S. Ed from Nazareth College, and a New York State Art Education Teacher Certification. She is a member of the Integrative Health Committee in Rochester, NY, and a member of the International Center for Reiki Training.
Art Educator in Public Schools
Former Teacher Center Director, Program Coordinator for
technology and service learning for 12 school districts
Offering Reiki Treatments for Nazareth College Wellness
Fair, American Heart Association, Mercy Flight blood drive, Hospice, and Reiki support group , Reiki Therapy volunteer in the Palliative care unit at Strong Memorial Hospital
Creative Arts Instructor
Assisting others in the exploration of self expression through movement, music, and art
For her husband and son