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Reiki Master Jon Pickell Explains The Healing Art of Reiki

Spotlight on Reiki Master Jon Pickell and the benefits of Reiki's healing therapy.

Jon Pickell, Reiki Master & Teacher gives us a peek inside "Reiki and Beyond LLC"
Jon Pickell, Reiki Master & Teacher gives us a peek inside "Reiki and Beyond LLC"
Photo courtesy of Jon Pickell and used by permission.
Jon Pickell, Reiki Master & Teacher : "Reiki and Beyond LLC"
Photo courtesy of Jon Pickell and used by permission

Reiki and Beyond
Wellness Clinic
1112 Catalpa
Royal Oak, MI 48067/Map
Jon Pickell, Reiki Master & Teacher: "Reiki and Beyond LLC"

Reiki is an ancient form of energy work on the physical body. I scheduled a session with Reiki Master Jon Pickell as a treatment to assist my recovery from my chemo/radiation treatments for throat cancer.

Local Detroiter and Reiki Master, Jon Pickell is very proficient at the art of energy work. I found the experience very therapeutic and relaxing and I would recommend his services to others. I wanted to share some information on this form of therapy with my readers and Jon was gracious enough to agree to the following interview.


What is Reiki?

Reiki is an ancient healing technique that was rediscovered in the late 1800's - early 1900's by Dr. Mikao Usui of Japan.

Reiki is based on the concept that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us all, and imbalances in this energy may cause us to be more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if this energy is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

Reiki is administered via a gentle touch, although some practitioners transmit the energy by holding the hands slightly above the body. Reiki may also be sent to a person or situation at a distance.

To clarify, Reiki is *not* massage or reflexology. Reiki is an energy-healing system and not a manipulative system (hands moving the body). Reiki is distinct from reflexology and massage, although it is sometimes confused with other hands-on healing arts, such as reflexology.

How is Reiki beneficial?

Reiki works on many levels, but to me, one of the greatest benefits is stress reduction and relaxation, which trigger the body’s natural healing abilities, and improve and maintain health. The importance of touch is well documented, and many studies indicate that children and infants who are not held or touched fail to thrive. As adults, we still need this contact.

In addition, documentation of the benefits of Reiki is underway in many hospitals, where patients receive pre and postoperative treatments. Findings indicate that patients who receive Reiki treatments have less pain and shorter hospital stays than those patients who do not have treatments.


What exactly is a Reiki Master?

In this context, Master simply means “Teacher”; it is the highest level of Reiki training and attunement, and allows one to attune others to the energy.

How long have you been practicing?

I was first introduced to Reiki at a Reiki share in Chicago in 1998, 4 years after my near-death experience in Los Angeles, in 1994. After attending this share for some time to receive treatments, I took Reiki level I with Michael Soto. In 1999, I took Reiki level II with Mark Maluga. Realizing I wished to pursue my Master level training with Michael, I retook Reiki II with him, and began his Master training in August of 1999. Michael goes well beyond the usual topics covered in many Reiki Master classes.

Our group met for 14 daylong classes over the course of the next year. We received four Master Attunements (rather than the traditional one) at four different times of day, in four different energy vortexes in Sedona, AZ during the full moon on Friday, October 13, 2000. Needless to say, it was a very intense experience!

In addition to private clients and Reiki shares I attend, since 2004 I have also been volunteering providing Reiki sessions to people affected by HIV, both in Chicago at Test Positive Aware Network, and in the Detroit area at Higher Ground.

Your location, contact info, and anything else you would like to add?

After years of using a variety of temporary spaces for my healing work, I have opened my own office at the Wellness Clinic located at 1112 Catalpa, in Royal Oak, MI. It's a warm and pleasant space, with many alternative health modalities available, including reflexology and acupuncture. Feel free to stop by and check it out!

"Having a Reiki session with Jon Pickell is like being in a sensory deprivation chamber, where one comes out feeling as if one had had a full body massage. And I have been in a sensory deprivation chamber.

Make an appointment for Reiki with Jon Pickell and feel the difference. It is healing, centering, cleansing, and rejuvenating. I wish to have the privilege of having a daily session. It is a game changer, a life enhancer, a wonder."- A review by Marilyn Zimmerwoman, who accompanied me to the Wellness Clinic.

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