Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Healing Arts at the Sennin Foundation Center

In Asia all living things are thought to be manifestations of one universal life force called ki. The existence of plants, animals, and people is maintained by, and composed of, this all-embracing ki. When ki is strong and flowing freely, health is maintained. But when it weakens, illness and depression often result. Special healing methods are then needed to restore ki, a concept we can liken to one’s “spirit” or “life energy.”

Sennin Ryoji, the “Sennin Foundation Healing Methods,” strengthen ki to overcome tension, illness, and injury. Various massage-like techniques are coupled with procedures for dynamically transferring ki from the therapist to the patient using gentle pressure from the thumbs, fingertips, and palms. This is Yuki, the “Transfusion of Ki,” and it can be compared to jumpstarting a car’s depleted battery.

H. E. Davey Sensei began studying this healing art under experienced Japanese teachers while still in middle school. He has since taught innumerable people how to regain their health and how to help others to do the same. The methods he teaches stem from the hitori massage (self-massage and healing) of the original Shin-shin-toitsu-do of Nakamura Tempu Sensei, the modified versions of Shin-shin-toitsu-do created by some of Nakamura Sensei’s students, and the Yuki of Noguchi Haruchika Sensei. He has studied under direct students of these remarkable healers, both in the Japan and the USA.