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Spa Junkie with… an energy healer

Our undercover reporter experiences what is, for her, a totally new way of healing

Spa Junkie with… an energy healer

August 02 2011
Spa Junkie

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Spa Junkie is undergoing a session with Russian-born energy healer Alla Svirinskaya.

I feel almost nothing, Alla’s hands don’t touch my body. I can just feel the slight movement of air as her hands pass up and down. I’m desperate to open my eyes to see what she is doing. Right now I feel rather stupid, lying here with some crazy lady performing a weird ritual.

After about 15 minutes of whatever she does, I can feel that her hands have moved over to my face. Her hands feel warm and clammy. Out of nowhere I see very intense colour, and suddenly forgotten moments of my childhood come flashing into mind. They are so vivid, I can actually smell the flowers and recognise the dress my mother was wearing. Moments later there are tears streaming down my face. This trip down memory lane goes on for a few minutes.

“You can get up now.” I open my eyes. Alla looks as if she has had her fingers in an electric socket: her hair is standing up on end, and she looks completely dishevelled.

“How do you feel?” she asks.

“Wiped out.”

“We did a lot of good work. You need a few more sessions. I have a few things I want you to think about. Protect yourself when you are out and about. You allow too many people to enter into your personal space and subsequently they drain you of energy. Be calmer and a little more conservative with your energy. You would not be so conspicuous with your sex, so treat your energy with the same constraint. I would like to treat you again but you would have to commit to a detox and that means no alcohol or coffee for 40 days. When would you like to start?”


In fact, I have not been back to see Alla, but of her power I have no doubt. She told me things about me that she could never have known, and she spotted a dormant virus, which has since manifested. How could she have known all of this if she did not have a gift? I am certainly glad I have met her and experienced this gift. It has opened my mind to a new way of healing.

Spa Junkie pays for all her own travel, treatments and accommodation.