Reiki – The Usui System of Natural Healing

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is the Japanese word for Universal life energy.  Reiki is a gentle non-invasive, hands-on method of energy transfer.

The information was rediscovered in the early 1920’s by Dr. Mikao Usui of Kyoto Japan.  He passed the method and system to retired Naval surgeon Dr. Chujiro Hayashi. He in, turn empowered a Japanese-American woman Mrs. Hawayo Takata of Hawaii, to Reiki Master-Instructor just prior to the Second World War.  Mrs. Takata introduced Reiki to the West and during her very productive career she trained 22 Master-Instructors.  One of her earliest Master-Instructors was John Harvey Gray of Northern California.

Elaine J Abrams began her private Reiki practice in 1987 one of the earliest practitioners in New York City. She works and teaches in the professional loft she shares with her photographer husband Joel Gordon.  She sponsored Reiki workshops for, and trained entirely with her Reiki Master John Harvey Gray.  In 1993  John elevated Elaine to Reiki Master-Instructor and she began teaching Reiki in New York City.  John also continued teaching with Elaine in New York until 1999. He passed away in January 2011. Elaine continues to teach in the early style she learned from John.

Private two hour  scheduled Reiki sessions with Elaine are conducted fully clothed.  The client, is on a comfortable treatment table in a well appointed private office. Reiki can be a good complementary care choice to Western Medicine. Reiki energy transfer encourages the client’s natural healing abilities on all levels.  Reiki enhances and normalizes function in all systems, restoring balance and harmony and promoting the relaxation response.

Elaine has been invited to introduce  Reiki, the Usui System of Natural Healing, presenting demonstrations and talks in many venues including hospitals, colleges, and geriatric residences for over 20 years. Today Reiki is a well known way to help reduce stress, manage physical discomfort and encourage gentle shifts in consciousness. Reiki enhances the overall well being of clients and students through treatment and self-treatment.

Elaine has been published in The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Body Mind Disciplines (Rosen 1999) and Reiki Magazine International (August/September 2002). She is a member of The Reiki Alliance, the International Association of Counselors and Therapists, The Somatics Society, Friends of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, IONS, and ASPP. She is the Executive Director of Neuro-Cellular Education Systems “Learning by Being.”

For more information call:

Elaine J Abrams
Reiki Master-Instructor, The Reiki Alliance
(212) 254-5768

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