Graceanne Svendsen LE, CME
Licensed Esthetician

About Me


Graceanne Svendsen is the Practice Manager and Senior Esthetician at Shafer Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in midtown Manhattan. Graceanne is a licensed esthetician, cosmetic laser specialist, clinical trainer, and holistic health coach with fifteen years of experience in the medical fields of plastic surgery, dermatology, and the healing arts. Known for her dedication to fostering skin health and beauty, she has extensive training in a wide variety of skincare, anti-aging and wellness treatments. Graceanne is very passionate about providing superior client service, while using only the highest quality medical-grade products and cutting-edge treatment techniques. 

Esthetics Guru and Laser Specialist


Graceanne's esthetics training includes graduating from the Tennessee Technology Center. Taught and mentored by veteran instructor, Louise Fondaw. Graceanne has fifteen years of experience in the medical fields of plastic surgery, dermatology, and the healing arts.

Health Coach


 Graceanne graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories; Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, and everything in between.


Level 2 Reiki Certified

What is Reiki?

Reiki (Ray-Kee) means Universal Life Energy and is the endless source of healing power. Reiki is a Japanese method of stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by someone who has been passed this ability during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the studen to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy". 

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not.

What does it mean to be Reiki Level 2 Certified?

Reiki has 3 levels: 1, 2 & 3.  Reiki level 2 (the subject of this post), is a more advanced level, where the student learns amongst other things, to harness more Reiki energy and distance healing. Essentially a Reiki Level 2 Attunement is a process that attunes you to a higher frequency of Reiki energy, enabling you to channel Reiki energy and use the Reiki 2 symbols and mantras.