Alternative Therapy Review: Reiki with Helen Walker of Walker Wellness, Pickering Brook.

I’m always looking for new and exciting ways to balance my mind and body, chill out and de-stress in general. I’ve tried comedy nights, virtual reality therapy, ongoing yoga, sublime massage and more…!

Suffice to say that when Helen Walker from Walker Wellness contacted me to trial the ancient art of reiki , I was very keen to test out its supposed relaxing qualities, and funnily enough I just so happened to have it done on the day I had a job interview!

For those who don’t know:

“Reiki is a natural form of healing therapy. It uses non-invasive gentle touch. This form of therapy aims to increase energy levels and promote relaxation and wellbeing.”

For more detailed information I have found this to be an excellent & simple resource: Reiki @ Better Health Channel.

My session started with the gorgeous Helen answering any questions I had, then popping on some relaxing music and asking me to lie on my back, I was then covered with towels (very comfy!) and the reiki began.

Over the next hour and a half her hands moved lightly over my body, starting from the head, and stopping at various points to help release the energy stored in these places!

Throughout the experience I felt deeply relaxed and nearly fell asleep a few times (which never happens to me during treatments).

Afterwards I was advised to increase my water intake, the same as after a massage, and to note any changes I felt within myself.

I felt very relaxed and went in and smashed the job interview, funnily enough the woman interviewing me was a big fan of reiki too!

If you are looking for an alternative treatment that has been conclusively proven to assist with stress reduction and relaxation then I would definitely recommend giving reiki a go, especially with Helen, as she has a beautiful energy and is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the practice.

Walker Wellness … for a healthy body, mind and spirit; naturally, safely, effectively.
Combined Therapies
Tel/Fax: 9293 7247
Mob: 0400 999 785

Be well,




  1. I would fall asleep for sure, I’m terrible at doing this during treatments (especially acupuncture, where I’ve done that embarrassing snorty wakeup noise thing).

    Reiki is another thing on my list of like-to-tries, cheers for the review 🙂

  2. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hiya Conor!

    You must be very relaxed in general if you can fall asleep so easily! My Dad can do this, and Mum… maybe it will come to me with a bit more age?!?!

    Reiki tends to be about the same cost as a massage too, so keep that in mind, it’s not overly expensive if you compare it to that 🙂

  3. Sadly Annette my ability to fall asleep so easily it not always at my disposal when I actually WANT to fall asleep. But yes, maybe when you’re as ancient as me (?!) you will gain the falling-asleep-when-you-don’t -really-want-to “skill”.

  4. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Lol 🙂

    I look forward to this skill acquisition as my age increases!

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