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.

Reiki is….

  • 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:

  • aids in healing any illness or injury
  • 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

About Reiki

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Reiki & Sandra

The Reiki Precepts

written by Dr. Mikao Usui, Founder

Just today

​Don’t get angry

Don’t worry
With thankfulness
Work diligently
Be kind to others

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.

Additional Experience
Knowledgeable in:

  • Mind/Body practices
  • Crystals and gemstones
  • Personal empowerment through creative expression
  • Sound healing practices

Art Educator in Public Schools

Former Teacher Center Director, Program Coordinator for
technology and service learning for 12 school districts

Volunteer Worker
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


About Sandra

Skylark Wellness and Healing - Reiki in Rochester, NY