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Welcome to Reiki Rivers!

 Reiki Energy Healing  ~  Chakra Balancing  ~  Shamanic Healing

               Crystal Singing Bowls   ~   Tuning Fork Therapy

     Spiritual Counseling    ~    Head Massage    ~    Reflexology

Office Locations:

Chicago Women's Health Center          1025 W. Sunnyside Ave #201              Chicago, IL 60640

Tribe, A Healing Arts Community          1821 W. Belmont Ave                          Chicago, IL 60657

House visits available for additional fee

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The body is more than just a collection of functioning parts and nerves.  Since everything generates a frequency or a vibration, the body and its organs have their own energy field that is continually changing.   All conditions of disease are rooted in this energy system: If our "personal life force" is low or blocked, we are more likely to get sick; if it is high and flowing freely, we are better able to maintain our health and well-being.

Reiki healing energy provides means to balance the human energy fields (Auras) and energy centers (Chakras) to create conditions needed for the body's healing system to function.  The Reiki practitioner assists the client to heal themselves spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically by a simple laying on of hands.  By the use of ancient healing symbols the practitioner channels the Universal Life Force energy allowing it to flow where it is needed to bring the energy centers back into alignment.


When the flow of our "Life Force Energy" is disrupted, weakened or blocked, emotional or health problems often occur.  Imbalances can be caused by many different types of situations in our lives, such as: emotional or physical trauma, injury, negative thoughts or feelings, fear, worry, doubt, anger, anxiety, negative self-talk, toxicity (from negative emotions, diet, substance or medication use), nutritional depletion, destructive lifestyle, unhealthy relationships (with ourselves and with others), neglect of self, lack of love for oneself or others, unhealthy expression or repression of emotions, etc.  Reiki is excellent for providing healing to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues of any kind, and it gives wonderful results.

                            Some of the Reiki Healing Health Benefits:Cr  body to release stress and tensio

  • Accelerates the body's self-healing abilities
  • Aids better sleep and provides relief for insomnia
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Facilitates healing and relief for acute ailments and injuries
  • Facilitates healing chronic problems (asthma, allergies, eczema, headaches, TMJ etc.)
  • Aides the breaking of addictions
  • Facilitates healing for trauma, abuse and PTSD
  • Helps relieve pain (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual)
  • Facilitates healing for depression, anxiety and anger
  • Provides relief for menstrual pain, PMS symptoms, and endometriosis
  • Facilitates healing for digestive disturbance and inflammation
  • Removes energy blockages and stagnation
  • Adjusts the energy flow of the endocrine system to bring the body back into balance and harmony
  • Cleanses the body of physical and emotional toxins
  • Reduces medication side effects, and helps the body to recover from drug therapy after surgery and chemotherapy
  • Supports and strengthens the immune system
  • Increases vitality
  • Raises the vibrational frequency of the body
  • Facilitates spiritual growth and healing 

When we are relaxed and stress-free, we are able to restore our natural ability to heal.  Long term practice of whole-body Reiki helps to restore an innate sense of general wellness in the body.  Reiki works by opening the energy channels in the body, allowing the body to deal properly and naturally with stress and build-up of toxins, as well as to cope with anxiety and depression; it allows the body a means to heal itself naturally.

Reiki will also provide additional energy required to recover properly from illness.  If used with other natural therapies (meditation, crystals, aroma therapy, flower essences, homeopathy, etc.), Reiki will reinforce their effect.  It can be used also as complementary therapy, because Reiki is truly a complementary care. It complements and enhances the health care a patient receives in the hospital or from other health care providers.

Reiki healing complements Eastern and Western medicine and everybody can truly benefit from it.  It is beneficial to the health of all people, including children.  Reiki can provide excellent relaxation, healing and stress reduction particularly during pregnancy.  It can be used on companion animals of all kinds with wonderful results.  Reiki can be used on plants, as well as to bless and raise the vibration of our food and water.  Reiki may also be used to empower your home, office, car, business cards, emails, crystals and oils (or other healing tools) with protection, success, healing and love. 

Reiki healing energy is a wonderful tool for use at any moment, any time, any where for on-the-spot stress release, pain relief and a quick boost of energy.

Reiki Training ~ Become a Reiki 1,2,3 Practitioner! 

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.  Reiki is an amazingly simple yet powerful technique that anyone can learn.  The ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class.  This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki Master, this attunement allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "Life Force Energy" to improve one's health and enhance one's quality of life.  The Divine love and light of Reiki is channeled through individuals who receive an attunement to the Reiki lineage and energies. 

Using Reiki is not dependent on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual development, and is therefore available to everyone.  The ancient and sacred healing art of Reiki has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds. 

Benefits of Reiki Practitioner Training

∞  Receive an attunement to the Reiki lineage and energy

∞  Provide Reiki healing to yourself and to others - including companion animals!

∞  Learn about energy healing, and the effects of energetic stagnation on the body, mind, spirit & emotions  (also referred to as "energetic cysts") 

∞  Learn techniques to clean a person's energy field (yours & others), and to restore a sense of balance & harmony to the          chakras and energy meridians

∞  Learn and practice 5 sacred Reiki symbols, including the 3 traditional Usui Reiki symbols

∞  Learn techniques of self-love and self-care to heal stress, anxiety, depression, headaches, aches & pains, and numerous        other physical & mental health ailments

∞  Learn to send distant healing to loved ones

∞  Receive an invocation to work on karma during dreamtime (personal karma and the karma of others)

∞  Receive invocations for calling on the Divine guidance of your Reiki lineage, ancestors, and teachers in spirit

∞  Learn to channel the powerful forces of unconditional Divine light, love & healing energies to bring healing to your life            and to the lives of others

∞  Learn techniques to empower your car, home, office, crystals & other healing tools

∞  Reduce stress, tension and pain while gaining a sense of mindfulness and awareness of the root causes of ailments

∞  Be a living force of healing, wholeness, and love in your life and in the lives of others


*NOTE: The Reiki 1,2,3 Practitioner course is a practitioner level training, not a Reiki Master course. It is called Reiki 1,2,3 Practitioner because this training contains more information than is taught in the traditional Reiki first and second degree trainings.  For example, two additional Reiki symbols are included in this training, and elements of pranic healing are also taught within this course as well.  Completion of this course makes you a certified Reiki Practitioner.  Classes for this training are spread out over several weeks, typically involving a total of three class sessions.  Training may be conducted in groups as well as one-on-one.  Cost of Training for Reiki 1,2,3 Practitioner is $300.00.  Payment plan options are available.  Classes are taught every month.  Contact Reiki Rivers with any questions about Reiki training, to request a one on one training, or to inquire about dates of upcoming classes.  Class dates are listed on the New Events page. 

Reiki Master Teacher Training

The decision to pursue Reiki Master Teacher training involves great contemplation, as well as a strong commitment to personal and spiritual growth at the deepest levels.  Choosing to become a Reiki Master Teacher means embarking on a personal journey that leads you to true mastery of your own healing and your own life, as well as being a compassionate guide for others.  It involves accepting responsibility for your life and your actions, and accepting responsibility for mentoring other spiritual seekers on the path in a good, loving and respectful way.

The attunements provided in the Reiki Master Teacher course will enable you to channel a greater amount of energy for healing of yourself and others.  This course will also teach you eleven new master level symbols, including the traditional Usui Reiki master symbol that is used in administering attunements.  You will learn step by step instructions on how to give an attunement, with plenty of practice time provided in class.  You will learn how to teach the sacred practice of Reiki energy healing to others.  You will also learn a crystal grid technique for advanced distant healing, several sacred breath techniques including the violet breath technique and the breath of the fire dragon, the ceremony of water for attunements, and more.

The Reiki Master Teacher course involves a total of two class sessions.  Cost of the training is $300.00, payment plan options available upon request.  Pre-requisite for this training is the Reiki Practitioner training.  Contact Reiki Rivers with any questions about Reiki Master training, or to inquire about dates of upcoming classes.

Reiki Phowa Practitioner Training

Reiki Phowa is a unique practice that combines the beautiful energy of Reiki with the Tibetan and Apache Native American teachings respective to the transference of consciousness at the time of death.  It is a gentle and loving practice designed to provide assistance to a person undergoing the physical death process, or to assist someone in preparing for their time of transition.  This training will teach you to administer the beautiful Reiki Phowa practice to your clients and loved ones.  Completion of this course makes you a certified Reiki Phowa Practitioner.  The course is taught in one class session of four hours, hands on learning experience in class.  Cost of the training is $95.00.  Pre-requisite for this training is the Reiki Practitioner training.

Reiki Phowa Master Teacher Training

Much like the Reiki Master Teacher training, the decision to pursue Reiki Phowa Master Teacher training should involve much contemplation, and a commitment to uphold the Reiki principles in our personal lives, in our interactions with others, and in our mentoring of clients and students.  It involves a commitment to respecting our own lives, respecting the lives of others, and respecting all living systems on the Earth.  End of life transitions and preparing for our transition are very delicate and often emotional topics for many people; interactions with our clients, students and loved ones regarding end of life transitions should always be met with the upmost reverence and respect.

The Reiki Phowa Master Teacher training will teach you the step by step process for administering Reiki Phowa attunements.  You will learn in detail how to initiate a Reiki Phowa Practitioner, and how to help guide them in their work with others.  As with the Reiki Master Teacher training, you will learn how to teach this Reiki Phowa practice to your students.  The Reiki Phowa Master Teach training involves two class sessions.  Cost of the training is $200.00, payment plan options are available upon request.  Pre-requisite for this training is the Reiki Phowa Practitioner training.

Advanced Crystal Healing

The advanced crystal healing course will teach you about the basic healing properties of many crystals and gemstones.  It will teach you how to identify crystals and gemstones, and also some basic techniques to use stones in your personal healing work and in your healing work with others.  Learn to use crystals and gemstones to balance chakras, to lay on the body (for meditations/relaxation or during an energy healing session), and to both clear and empower a space.  This class will also teach you advanced aspects of crystal healing such creating your own gem elixers, and how to construct various crystal grids for manifestation, personal and long distance healing.  This training involves one 3-hour class session.  Cost of the training is $125.00.