Katie became ill with CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or M.E.) at age 18. After a lot of soul-searching and a lot (a lot a lot!) of trial and error, she has finally healed herself of CFS and has been living illness-free for the last 3 years. This is her account of her very first Ka Huna: Click here to read this on her blog.
I had an epic week at work last week. For some reason, I can usually reign things in and slow down, but for some reason this week, I couldn’t.
My body was crying out for some kind of treatment- something strong and supportive, but tender and nurturing at the same time. I’m usually the type of person to shun getting a massage, as it feels too indulgent, but I couldn’t ignore the messages my body was sending me this week.
Enter Sydney Ka Huna Massage in Paddington. One of my good friends had had a Hawaiian massage in Queensland, and I’d been keeping an eye out for one in Sydney. I’d read numerous things about how you’re pretty much naked for the whole thing, but I decided to keep an open mind.
What is it?
Ka Huna massage originated in the Hawaiian Islands and was passed down from generation to generation. It was originally used during rites of passage ceremonies and was commonly given by a family member as a form of healing and love. It’s more of a dance than a massage, using long, beautiful strokes to unite the mind and body.
It all happened…
I have never experienced as much healing and release as I did during this massage. It was 90 minutes of pure bliss and I was completely open and vulnerable during it. I was making a lot of noise(!)- there’s a lot of sighing, deep breathing and there were tears, right when Elena, my therapist, soothed the knots underneath my left shoulder blade. Breathy, desperate sobs. I apologised for crying, but knew immediately that there was no need to- I had to let go. I’ve never felt anything like it in my life.
I felt like a child who was being rocked by their mother. I felt so supported and nurtured, and I knew that something huge had shifted.
Thoughts that went through my head during it included: “You’re so loved”, “I’ve got you”, “Look how special you are”, “You’re just a child”, “Give it up” and the most profound, “Let yourself receive”. These weren’t in anyway egotistical and, to be honest, I don’t know whose voice it was I heard, but it sounded beautiful.
How I felt afterwards…
To be honest, I woke up the next morning feeling a bit numb, blocked and hollow and wondered what all the fuss was about. Elena mentioned that feelings might come up over a period of about 3 days, but I didn’t expect to feel like this. Then all of a sudden, when I was with my husband, we started laughing and I literally couldn’t stop laughing. It felt unbelievable and I was absolutely overcome with joy and happiness. I felt light, bubbly and like a huge block had been released. There were tears of joy and love, and I felt like the luckiest person alive.
That’s when I truly realised how powerful this treatment is and the people who do it are incredibly passionate. Elena is radiant and obviously loves her work and the healing benefits of Ka Huna. I mentioned to her that it was one of the most incredible experiences of my life and I truly meant it.
I really believe that if everyone just had one Ka Huna massage, the world would be a better place.
If you feel you’ve got a bit of a fog over your head, you’re feeling teary for no reason, or you’re just a bit stuck, I cannot recommend Ka Huna massage highly enough. If you’re in Sydney, making a trip to Paddington will be the best thing you’ve ever done for yourself.
Thank you so much to Elena and the team at Sydney Ka Huna- you’re incredibly special people.
Go on- treat yourself! (I’m just about to book my next session- I’m hooked!)
Love, Katie xxx
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