I didn’t really know what to expect regarding getting a tantric massage. I had spoken to people about their experiences, but was still on the fence. I had sexual trauma in my history that I wanted to work through in the massage, but this is exactly what made it feel so scary to try and face my fears. Coincidentally, the week I was considering it, I met Kaiho as a friend. After a great spiritual conversation and a feeling of connection, I found out he was in school for giving these massages. When I told him I had sexual traumas I wanted to heal, he offered me a session and answered my questions in detail of what it would be like. I felt emotional safety with him and could sense his intentions were coming from a pure place of wanting to help. Kaiho conducted this session with such love, safety, and integrity, I felt so relaxed and even fell asleep a few times. During the session, 4 different sexual traumas came up for me. As I cried and shook, Kaiho respected whatever boundaries I voiced and supported me like a therapist would. He guided me in welcoming the emotions that arose and gave specific cues which helped release them. As a Somatic Experiencing practitioner myself, I was happy to be given this guidance, which I recognized as extremely skilled and which required years of introspection, study and practice on Kaiho’s part to embody. I walked away feeling lighter, less afraid of intimacy and with much gratitude. I realized it was not so much the physical massage that was healing, but the high vibration energy with which it was conducted. Thank you Kaiho for allowing me to trust and let go.