Jack's Magic Holistic Remedies

Staten Island, NY

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

There are many wonderfully talented healers in the world. There are certain qualities which I do bring to the table which not all healers can. For starters I have been doing Energy Healings for 45 years now. I think I learned a couple of things in that time. In addition to my experience, I am also medically trained, having been a Clinical Medical Instructor for 35 years. Also, I am highly Intuitive. When I work I apply all my knowledge to the benefit of my clients. I would also like to note that for me Healing is a privilage of serving Humanity. Therefore, my fees are most likely the lowest you will see anywhere, because all people should have the right to be healed, not just those more fortunate.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

It has been said that if you love your job you'll never work a day in your life. I can testify to that. I knew I was meant to be a healer since I was 17 years old. It gives me great pleasure to be able to help another being in distress. Reiki especially is a great joy to perform. Working with the angels is a beautiful, graceful blessing. When I channel their healing Reiki energy and pass it into the chakra system of my client I can see changes occurring in their subtle energy bodies. I see their breathing calm, their muscles relax, their eyes sparkle, I can see peace and health returning to them and their aura glow. Seeing the results as it's happening is a joy I can find no words to express. As if this wasn't enough to love my work, when I give a Reiki treatment I also receive a Reiki treatment, because the same energy passes through me! Can you imagine if you were a bank teller and each time you gave someone a dollar you got to keep a dollar as well? Need I say any more?
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Staten Island, NY 10314

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13 Reviews
  • Laura C. Aug 12, 2017
    Jack is the best Reiki Sensei I could ever had. Before continuing my Reiki path (after I received three Reiki sessions from my dear friend Kalalea) I look up for Reiki Masters. I knew I had the capacity to be my own healer and to help others heal themselves. I contacted 4 people. Jack was the person that gave me a better feeling. He right away told me I could call him to ask him anything, regardless!, if I ended up taking the course with him or not. I thought: This is a truly generous and honest man. Jack certified me on Reiki I and Reiki II... Anything I could tell you won't match the experience of receiving Reiki treatment or getting to know how to do it yourself. Please, I urge you to book a session with Jack. The trip back and forth Staten Island with the Ferry is THE BEST. Namasté
  • Marybrooke L. Jan 30, 2015
    Jack Russo is my Reiki Provider, and an excellent one. Two years ago I didn't know what Reiki was, to be honest I'm still not totally certain how it works, I only know that it does. It all started when my friend gave me a gift certificate to the Reiki Center of Staten Island for my birthday. You see she understood that I needed it, and she had been receiving treatments there for about 6 months, and was doing great. She assured me that I had nothing to worry about, and as usual she was right. The reason she wanted me to receive Reiki treatments was because I was so badly stressed out. I have a very high pressure job. I'm very good at it and I love it but I wasn't dealing with the pressure very well. I developed insomnia, migraines and aches and pains all throughout my body, which my doctor was not able to successfully address. As if my high pressure job wasn't enough, there is also my husband and two young children demanding my time and attention. Looking at myself in the mirror I appeared to be 10 years older than I was! Entering Jack's Reiki Center gives you the feeling that you've been magically transported to a mystical temple in some far off, enchanted land. Incense burning, candles glowing everywhere, soft New Age music playing in the background, it's simply a wonderful atmosphere. Before giving me my Reiki treatment Jack explained the whole procedure to me, which made me feel more comfortable, knowing how foreign this all was to me. He also suggested that I consider making certain changes to my diet and which nutrient supplements he thought would benefit me the most. He told me to check with my doctor first and encouraged me to do my own research. This turned out to be very good advice, because my doctor really didn't know much about these things, however, when I researched it for myself I found Jack was right on the money! I implemented these changes in my diet and supplements and it certainly has paid off. I now have my whole family on this diet and now my two young, always sick, children don't have respiratory problems any more. My Reiki treatments are different each time. I've experienced lights, sounds, scents, visions, a sense of floating up to the ceiling.......The one thing I always experience is an intense feeling of calm and well being which can last for quite a while. After each treatment Jack relates to me whatever he sensed going on in my being, good and bad. He answers any questions I may have, and I never feel rushed. Since that first memorable treatment I have scheduled monthly treatments with Jack. For the record, I no longer get migraines, I sleep like a baby, the pain is gone and I generally feel great. I'm able to be more focused and productive at work and the stress just rolls off of me. I just had to praise Jack for the work he does and for always being there for me when I need him. In fact, he's my "Go To" person now, the first person I call when some health issue arises. I couldn't be happier. I'm still thanking my friend for introducing me to Reiki and Jack's Reiki Center. I've referred several friends and family members to Jack during these past two years and they are all very pleased. I would recommend this mild mannered, knowledgeable healer to anyone and everyone. Oh, and by the way, when I look in the mirror now I see myself the way I was meant to look.....if not better!
  • Denise C. Jan 3, 2015
        I have been receiving Reiki treatments from Jack Russo at his Reiki Center of Staten Island for close to two years now. I can't speak highly enough about him or his Reiki treatments. He has helped me on so many levels, and with so many issues that I don't know where to begin. For one thing, I no longer have to rely on painkillers for my arthritis. It's too bad I didn't know about Reiki when I was diagnosed at age 15. I wasn't even able to dance at my own Sweet 16 party because of all the pain and stiffness. I'm now 20 years old and doing fine. The Reiki helps tremendously and Jack got me to eat healthy, he even taught me how to meditate. He is like a walking encyclopedia of Holistic New Age Philosophy, diet and nutrition! He also helped me with my chronic digestive problems, no more stomach pills for me, yeah! I used to have problems in college concentrating and retaining all that I learned, but after beginning my Reiki treatments I find that I'm more grounded and better able to focus and remember all the material I'm learning...... my grades are proof of that! Jack is a kind and patient man, as well as talented and effective at what he does. He is very thorough and is always available to answer any questions I may have. As he says he's only a phone call away....and he really means it. I receive treatments once, sometimes twice a month (especially around final exam time). When I find something that works I stick with it. A couple of my friends are seeing him now as well and are equally happy and impressed. They refer to him as the kind old grandfather type - sorry Jack, their words not mine. To me he is my partner in health and I cherish his help and guidance. I highly recommend having Reiki from Reiki Master Jack for whatever ails you. 
  • Dawn Marie J. Jan 2, 2015
    I have been to Jack Russo many times. I have always left feeling better and more healthy. I was suffering from head aches, 3 and 4 times a week. I haven't had one since visiting Jack. Thank you Jack for all you have don't for me.
  • Mary G. Dec 10, 2014
    Jack and this Reiki stuff is amazing!!! I Had not been feeling well for a very long time. I am a cancer survivor who is dealing with the after effects of Chemo and Radiation. Jack, via Reiki has removed my pain. I am able to get through the day with out any pain meds at all thanks to Jack. Jack has given me a list of foods and vitamins to show to my Doctor and ask about. Turns out that My Doctor #1 agreed with Jack's advice but more impressively knew of Jack and had nothing but wonderful things to say about him and his work!!!! I am now living a more healthy pain free life all thanks to Jack :-)
  • Grove R. Dec 8, 2014
    I saw Jack a couple times and felt a little uneasy that as a reiki practitioner he was also giving me nutritional and medicinal instructions. I asked him, as I ask all holistic practitioners I deal with, what his credentials are and what schools he went to so I would know what his nutritional and medicinal background was. He listed out a long list of credentials, none of which gave him legal permission to instruct me nutritionally or medicinally and many of which seemed fabricated, (License to teach all clinical subjects?) and when I asked him what schools he went to he refused to tell me and told me he would let me know at my next session with him. He was avoiding writing them down and bribing me for another session. It made me feel very uncomfortable. I also asked him for his Reiki lineage, something all Reiki practitioners have and are obligated to share with each other when they teach or practice. He refused to give me his reiki lineage. He seems to have a huge ego and thinks his way is correct and all others are incorrect and was always criticizing my other holistic practitioners for various treatments that were actually working for me, whereas a couple of his "instructions" might have had me sick for a long while. I did not take those instructions and I am doing much better for it now. I only wanted a Reiki practitioner. I didn't go to him for nutrition or medicinal instructions and yet he insisted despite obviously not having the credentials or legal permission to do so. I believe there is some good in him and that he is very well read, but I do not deal with "spiritual" people who practice out of ego and lie about their background. ALSO, as a Reiki practitioner myself, I know good and well that unless you are a nurse or a licensed massage therapist you are not allowed to legally touch anyone without their written consent. With other Reiki practitioners I've seen, there is always a consent form for physical touch and if one does not want to be physically touched, they will just hover their hands in the aura. He did not have such a form, and he did physically touch me and it made me uncomfortable. Reiki practitioners are also instructed to avoid physically touching private areas, and he did not avoid this in our first session. I asked him to for the second session and he mostly did, but not entirely. I asked him through email a final time for a response to my questions, and he never responded to me and it's been a little while now. I wouldn't trust him. One needs to be very careful when looking for holistic practitioners. So many are bogus. Blanca Beyar is another on the Island who has none of the credentials she claims to have. I looked her up. I would recommend going through the International Center For Reiki Training as it is much more organized and official than any other Reiki place in the states.
  • Jerry R. Jun 20, 2014
    Reiki Healing
    Verified Review
    Finally, I found a Reiki Master Practitioner in Staten Island, and near my home too. Anyone my friends recommended were either in Manhattan, Queens or New Jersey. To be honest I had no idea, really, what to expect. I only had my friends accounts (which varied substantially), and whatever I could gather from the internet. Well, I guess you could say I lucked out finding Jack, with the help of Thumbtack. From the moment I spoke with him on the phone he was reassuring and answered all my questions, dispelling all of my apprehension. Stepping into his office was like embarking on a spiritual journey. The smell of some pleasant aromatic incense filled the air, candles were lit all over, soft, relaxing New Age music was heard playing in the background and a total sense of peace was in the room. From the second Jack started the Reiki I could feel heat streaming from his hands and waves of vibrations flowing through my body. After the treatment was over Jack spent more time with me telling me about his observations. He really struck a chord with me when he mentioned some childhood traumas of mine which I had never discussed with anyone! I left his office walking on clouds and feeling great. After 2 days my chronic golf related back and shoulder pain started feeling better, and now, 1 week later, actually feels good....first time in nearly a year. Also, I know I'm less stressed out and calmer because my wife says she "doesn't mind being with me anymore", Ha, Ha.  I not only plan to continue treatments, possibly once a month, but I plan on bringing my dog in for a treatment, as Jack told me he also provides Reiki to animals. I am so glad I found Jack. I highly recommend Jack's Reiki treatments to anyone and everyone! Thank you Jack.  
  • Jen F. Jun 19, 2014
    Reiki Healing
    Verified Review
    It is difficult to sum up my experience with Jack in this little box and with these little stars. How can one explain a life altering experience in a "comment?" I went to Jack with questions and left with not only answers, but the means with which to change my life for the better. He is kind. He is patient. He is wise and steady. For anyone who is interested in being healed, improving your physical, mental, and spiritual health, or feel called to help others, PLEASE contact Jack. We need to get word out into the world about this man.
  • Anthony F. Jul 11, 2013
    Jack made a believer out of me. My wife was going through some stuff, I told jack about it, and he said he would send some Reiki her way ... and with in 48 hours she was much much better.
    Jack R. Jul 11, 2013

    Thank you Anthony. It was my pleasure to assist Mary in her time of need. Not enough people take advantage of Distant Healing. With Reiki Healing Energy, Time and Space are irrelevant, and pose no obstacle. Even though I'm in New York and you're in Tennessee it mattered not. I'm glad for Mary that you went with your gut instinct and decided to give Distant Reiki Healing a try. Please give my best, and know that I'm here for you should you ever need my services. Peace. Jack.

  • Libby M. Jul 4, 2013
    Jack Russo has been treating me for 25 years and every time i had reiki done i am truly amazed by what happens to me. I would recommend that everybody try reiki. It definitely helps in every area of you body. I have given people gift certificates for a reiki session with Jack and were very pleased.
  • Debra G. May 24, 2013
    When the student is ready the teacher appears" is certainly realized when learning from Jack. He provides individual classes and a balanced approach. Jack's professional and personable demeanor creates a comfortable and relaxed learning environment for those wishing to learn from him. Jack is always easily accessible and responds promptly when need. I would highly recommend him to all who wish to learn. His teaching and knowledge seems to just "slide into place and settle gently around the soul
  • Marilyn P. May 21, 2013
    I had an 'Excellent' first time session with Mr. Jack Russo. It was very soothing and relaxing. I will certainly be coming back for future sessions. In addition, his services are worthy for recommending to my friends which I certainly will do. Jack has a very friendly attitude and a high level of professionalism about his work and conducts his business in a very pleasant environment.
  • Yana B. May 2, 2012
    Verified Review
    I loved every moment of this wonderful experience!


What types of customers have you worked with?
Being an Herbalist and Reiki Practitioner/Master, the two most common jobs I perform for my clients are herbal remedies and Reiki treatments. People come to me seeking herbs with every physical ailment under the sun either to avoid taking dangerous and expensive drugs, or after the medical establishment has failed them. When it comes to Reiki people are usually seeking Stress Reduction. I know of nothing which relieves stress better and faster than Reiki. Reiki, however, works on many different levels: Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual, therefore; many come to me with conditions such as anxiety, phobias, depression,etc.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Before taking any herbal supplements always check with your health provider. Some herbs can interfere with medications you may be taking. Getting a Reiki treatment, however, can never be harmful and will always have beneficial results. Don't stress out, stress only makes a condition worse and creates new problems for you.