I recently found an excellent massage therapist. This is one of the things I hate most about my wanderlust, having to replace trusted friends and professionals in your life, in my new location.
It occurs to me more and more that I am in Hawaii for more than professional reasons, Hawaii has so much to offer me in terms of my spiritual journey.
A few weeks ago, I had my first session with Chiharu, my wonderfully intuitive masseuse. I made a last minute appointment, filling a no-show. The tension in my neck and shoulder blades becoming increasingly painful and more resistent to ice and motrin. I reported my somatic pain to her before she began. While working her magic finger across the skin of my back and neck, she asked me if I had any hip trouble. Ironically, it was chronic hip pain that led me to my first regular massage therapist, years ago. Chiharu was able to feel here way around my body, working out the kinks. She told me my shoulder pain was related to my hip. She continued working her magic. After my massage, I immediately booked another session in two weeks.
This time, I reported no pain at the beginning of my session. Chiharu began the session with my shoulder and neck, where I complained of pain the first time. She worked her way around my body, releasing tension as she went. I remained silent during most of the massage, contemplating, reflecting. Towards the end of the session, I asked Chiharu what my body was telling her. She told me she felt like I carried the weight of the world on my shoulders. She told me to release responsibility for my adult children. She told me it was time to start taking care of myself.
Spontaneously, the tears burned my eyes as I felt her words. Awareness flooded me; some repressed feelings I have been holding onto. Healing some old wounds.
I love finding myself in exactly the place I need to be in order for my journey to unfold when I am ready to receive it. I look forward to my next massage.
Have you ever had a session with a Reiki master, energy healer or intuitive massage therapist? I would love for your to share!