Riverdale Wellness Center




Founded in 1984 by Carolyn Heller West who had the concept of working with a trilogy of healing modalities that would heal the body, emotions and energy field of a person to achieve better health.


At Riverdale Wellness, in New York City's Riverdale section of the Bronx we offer treatments using all natural holistic modalities.  These healing modalities include Nutrition, the Bach Flower Remedies, Reiki and Pranic Healing. 



Nutrition and Weight Loss Counseling offers and in-depth health assessment which evaluates your present and past symptoms.  These symptoms may include: 

  • digestive disturbances
  • food and environmental sensitivities
  • sugar handling problems
  • vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • cardiovascular stress
  • menstrual and menopausal concerns


Additionally, your present diet along with your medical and personal goals are reviewed and a new healthful meal plan is selected for you along with recommended supplements at discount prices.


Emotional Counseling using Dr. Bach's 38 Homeopathic Flower Remedies help rebalance negative emotional personality patterns. 


Healing Bodywork using Reiki and Pranic Healing is effective for the prevention and treatment of many health problems and bodily injuries and is also used to reduce stress which helps you to calm and rebalance. 


Recently, we expanded our services to include Personal Fitness Training, taught by Robert "Bobby" West.



Training Workshops with certification in all levels of Reiki are offered. 


Our Reiki Healing and Wellness Circle meets once a month where we discuss current health issues affecting us all and then have the opportunity to recieve a complementary Reiki Healing.




Our Mission Statement



We are dedicated to helping you achieve vibrant health at any age. We believe that what we eat, drink, think, feel, experience, practice, affirm and pray all play an important role in our mental and physical health.





Our Practitioners & Trainers



Carolyn Heller West,

Director, Riverdale Wellness Center

Reiki Master, Pranic Healer, Nutrition Coach, Certified Bach Remedy Counselor

Carolyn is a Certified Reiki Master, Pranic Healer, Certified Practitioner and Instructor of the Bach Remedy System of Healing, as well as a Nutrition Researcher and Coach. She has worked and practiced in the health field since 1979 and has been interviewed on radio and TV regarding her published research and work in nutrition and energy healing.


Carolyn has worked and studied with Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, Psychotherapists and Nutritionists in the New Age approach to health and wellness. She brings a depth of expertise to her work.


Additionally she is the published author of "VitaCharts", six award winning health guides, has presented at the World Health Organization Conference, NYC, and was a presenter and instructor at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Center in NYC.

Her multidimensional techniques of healing along with her loving, compassionate, non-judgmental approach allows one to open up and heal in a safe, gentle and loving space





Robert "Bobby" West

Certified Fitness Trainer



Bobby has been .personal trainer and fitness consultant for 25 years as well as an outstanding fitness club manager with diversified skills. He has been a personal trainer and fitness consultant for a 3,500 resident apartment complex in Riverdale as well as a apartment complex on the East Side of Manhattan. and taught fitness classes for teens.



Bobby organized fitness programs for children, teens, adults and seniors and possesses a friendly and approachable personality.

Additionally, Bobby is proficient in all cardiovascular circuit and free weight training. and is skilled in obtaining body statistics through the use of calipers. Sensitive to the needs of every client he has the ability to revive self confidence in everyone he coaches.