I came in not really having heard of Australian massage and Reiki so I was a bit on guard when I went for my first session. But as each session went by I could see little by little the adjustments made on my body and how much of a difference there was even only after 4 sessions. Akiko is also very easy to talk to and understanding. Not only was I given advice on my physical well being, but I also got to share any worries and issues I had at that time. For me, this was exactly what I was looking for and so grateful that I finally found a treatment that was right for me. I think Akiko's combination of massage, aroma therapy, and reiki is unique but also a well rounded treatment for solving a wide range of physical imbalances as well as any resulting or connected mental issues. Akiko's sincerity and eagerness always shined throughout each session and she always communicated clearly what the goal for each session was. Really the best treatment I have ever gotten. Thank you so much!
I can highly recommend Akiko for a massage. She's friendly, professional and really focused on meeting her client's expectations. I went to her in constant pain from a pinched nerve in my back.
I am a person who is always on the go and don't relax very easily. However, during her massage, I felt totally relaxed and in less pain than before, which is amazing.
That was probably one of the best massages I have ever had. The pressure was just right and all the right areas were worked on.
Only one bad thing is, you will not be able to find a very competent, attentive and knowledgeable person give you the best massage like Akiko and will not be able to go back to anyone else.
She is that good!
I do miss her massage a lot.
I feel lucky to have known Akiko whilst she was living in Sydney and to have received aromatherapy massages and Reiki treatments on several occasions. She is without doubt the most knowledgeable and experienced masseuse I have met. She has a deep knowledge of the body and will deliver tailored treatments that will leave you utterly relaxed and feeling like a new person ! She can also provide advice on healthy well being, whether it be diet or other lifestyle choices. I wish I could visit beautiful Ishigaki to receive more treatments. Don't miss out if you're visiting or planning a trip there.
Thank you very much for a thorough, caring treatment today! I loved the aromatherapy.
I also really loved how your treatment has a bit of physical balancing and massage as well as reiki.
I would like to tell you a bit about what I experienced today.
First of all, my knee has improved! It has now been about 3 hours since the treatment. When I press my left knee in different places, as you were doing at the beginning, it does not feel tender anymore. I will be careful with it, but if I am lucky, I hope there will be no more swelling. Thank you so much for paying such close attention to my knee!
Secondly, regarding emotions: there were a couple of times when I felt sadness releasing, and sometimes old worries or fear/anxiety. I tried to observe them and relax, and not hold on to the feelings.
The first time was when you were over my heart chakra. That makes sense, of course. I feel like these were older feelings and I worked hard here to release old, negative self-judgment (that came from past trauma) and replace it with positive thoughts about myself. This was successful so although there was some sadness, overall it felt very peaceful and pleasant.
The second time was when you were working on my head and neck. In those places, emotions were being released from my body a little bit faster and more intensely. These were more recent feelings, the ones to do with my father°«s illness and death. I am sure you noticed that my body began moving a bit during those times. At some points I also felt like crying. It did not bother me to feel the sadness, because I wanted to help release it — and I tried not to °»feed°… any negative feelings or thoughts. However, the feelings built up quickly and may have gotten beyond my control, but I noticed that you went down to my abdomen to ground my energy, and I am so happy that it worked very well to return me to a state of calm and balance. I am very thankful for that.
I think you spent some time treating my throat chakra which I really appreciate because I am always trying to open up to my °»truth.°…
I also think I should spend more time connecting with people who understand spiritual healing.
Feel free to let me know if you have any feedback for me.
One question I wanted to ask you was about the different locations on my body. In the reiki tradition I was trained in, we just go in one direction, from head to toe. But I found it very effective for you to move around a bit and change the order of where you treated. I was wondering if this is something you developed on your own, or if it is part of your reiki tradition.
Before arriving in to Kyoto in January of this year, I was not comfortable receiving reiki, even though I was fine to give reiki. This is because it was difficult for me to relax, and partly because I sometimes found that receiving reiki made me too emotional afterward. But being able to attend a reiki share in Kyoto so frequently between January and July has really improved my ability to receive reiki without losing a sense of emotional balance. This really benefited me today, because I was able to receive such a wonderful treatment from you today.
Thank you so much for your kind attention. I feel very fortunate to have been able to visit Okinawa and meet you!
Please feel free to write back if you would like to continue to discuss holistic healing and reiki!
Akiko is just amazing! Not only her massage techinique is superb but also she has a great energy about her. She has helped me on so many occasions to get my physical and emotional balance corrected. I feel like a brand new person every time I see her. She is very friendly and approachable. I would highly recommended her to anyone.
Koko (Sydney Australia)