Healing is the part of Sensei Kolesnikov's Aikido that focuses on the healing of injuries. It involves the application of pressure - usually from the thumb, or with three fingers - onto that part of the body that is causing problems. As you press, you send positive energy, or Ki, into the recipient's body, for them to use that energy to help themselves.
Sensei Kolesnikov applying a healing technique
When people are not well we can extend our energy into the person to help stimulate their own system. It is something like recharging a battery. As the person's own energy gets stronger, in effect – they heal themselves. We act as a kind of a boost.
It is important for the person to do some work for themselves, as it is their responsibility to be well, and not the person healing them.
People are encouraged to go through the usual channels such as a doctor, hospitals etc. When people have done all this and no answer or solution has been found, they look for an alternative. Healing is one of the many alternatives.
As a healer, it is important to keep one’s own energy high with breathing, meditation, Ki exercises, stretching, training and have a good attitude. If people do not do these things, then they should not attempt healing as done in the Kolesnikov’s School. This is because they will deplete their own energy and could become worse than the person whom they are treating.