Loving Touch Center International School of Traditional Usui Reiki

Often on the journey of self discovery you must create a trail that was once not there, it is so important for us to have self discovery through like-minded people, teachers, classes, courses, certifications, and community centers that build one another up towards their goals and dreams. 

As a school, Loving Touch Center teaches Reiki, a hands-on healing energy. It is a powerful yet gentle energy that is emitted from the Universe, through a practitioner’s hands to a recipient. Reiki is holistic and addresses an individual on many levels, creating good health physically, mentally and emotionally. Loving Touch Center is a place for learning, healing and transformation. 

Loving Touch Center is more than a school. We are a family

We provide our students with an atmosphere of unconditional, non-judgmental love in a safe and secure place where everyone can address their issues. We also provide loving support in their personal growth and their Reiki practice.

Loving Touch Center also teaches the philosophy of metaphysics and we give you extra tools for self-empowerment and for finding your own answers.

Loving Touch Center was recognized by the Supreme Court, Board of Education and The Attorney General in the state of New York as an Interfaith Ministry. Our ministry is not religious in nature, but is a spiritual discipline. As such we are able to minister Reiki to our students and clients in hospitals or other institutions. Since we ordain our ministers as Ministers of Spiritual Healing, which is how we perceive the Reiki energy, only our own Loving Touch Center graduates are eligible for our ministry.

Loving Touch Center offers Reiki I, Reiki II, Advanced Practitoner, Master & Master Teacher Programs.

Our Mission Statement

Loving Touch Center is founded on the principles of honor and respect for the integrity of each human being with the acknowledgment that real wellness arises from full integration of mind, body and spirit.

Meet our Founders


Myrna was involved in helping, healing and teaching people how to improve and take responsibility for their lives since 1970. She incorporated a variety of techniques in her healing practice.


She was a traditional Reiki Master, Spiritual Counselor, Lecturer and Teacher. Myrna graduated the Silva Mind Control and Avatar program. She was a certified Hypnotherapist, Crystal Healer and Master Teacher of Magnified Healing. Myrna was also a Counselor for Emotional Release Work, Charka Balancing, and Inner Child Work. She believed that healing is a partnership. She prided herself on guiding students and clients through their healing process. Our beloved founders Myrna and Gene ran and operated Crystal Vision in Hollywood, Florida.  The legacy that they have created lives on through her grand daughter Stephanie and husband Anthony, who continue to carry the torch and cultivate the light they sparked so many years ago. 


Samuel is an Independent Traditional Reiki Master / Teacher, Interfaith Minister, Clinical  Hypnotherapist,  Master Teacher of Magnified Healing and a Gifted Psychic. He has shared some of his innovative work in Past Life Regression, with his students, “Change the Past and you will Change the Future”, as well  as in his one day seminar Awareness and Beyond*.

Samuel shares channeled information on his 5 Step holistic  healing process. He is a Master Teacher and has helped thousands of people around the world both in large groups and  on an individual basis. He returned to the path in the early 70’s and has been  involved in the world of Mind, Body Spirit Healing ever since. He is a nationally known teacher lecturer and author and has been interviewed on national television and radio.

Loving Touch Center Reiki Lineage

The Three Grandmasters of Reiki  and the masters that follow in our school lineage.
Grandmaster Master Mikao Usui – 1865 to 1925. Credited with the rediscovery of Reiki

Grandmaster Dr. Chujiro Hiyashi – 1873 to 1941. Instituted the three levels of teaching Reiki

Grandmaster Madame Hawayo Takata – 1900 to 1980. Lived and healed in Hawaii for many years. She began to train Reiki Masters at the age of 73. Upon her death, she left 22 masters in the USA and Canada.

Reiki Master Iris Ishikuro. Elevated to Reiki Master/Teacher in 1973 by Madame Takata, lived on the island of Hawaii for many years before moving to California. Transitioned on June 7, 1986

Reiki Master Dr. Arthur Robertson. Elevated to Reiki Master/Teacher in 1983 by Reiki Master Iris Ishikuro. He transitioned March, 2001

Reiki Master Rev. Samuel Strauss.Was elevated to Reiki Master/Teacher Feb. 27, 1990 by Reiki Master Dr. Arthur Robertson. He taught his first class D.B.A. Loving Touch Center on March 18, 1990. Incorporated LTC (school and ministry) on June 14, 1991.