Body image and massage

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A body image is something we all have. It is how we see ourselves and feel about our bodies. In some ways it determines the choices we make every day. Even though others usually see us differently, it doesn’t matter. It only matters how we see ourselves.

Many of us are unhappy with our bodies in some way but if you’re willing to take a step forward, therapeutic massage can help you feel more comfortable in your own skin.

It takes a lot of courage for a person to try massage for the first time. Maybe the massage therapist was referred to you by a friend or maybe you just found her online. However you found her, she is a stranger and it is hard not to imagine yourself feeling vulnerable and exposed. Apprehension is very common in new clients. You don’t know what to expect or whether you’ll feel safe.

That’s where I can help. I have worked with thousands of people giving massage for over 30 years. I have seen every body type, every size, shape, and height. I have seen scars and wounds, every kind of complexion and skin type and I continue to feel honored and privileged to provide therapeutic massage in a safe, compassionate and respectful space. That’s my commitment.

Also, you call the shots. You decide which areas of your body you give me permission to work on:  head, face, scalp, ears, upper chest, shoulders, neck, arms, hands, back, glutes, hips, upper and lower legs or feet. You can leave your clothes on or take some off. You can lie under the draping; you can sit in a chair; you can lie face up or face down on the table the whole session, or you can mix it up. You’re in charge.

If you are struggling with body image issues that are very real for you and are thinking about getting a massage but feel apprehensive, you really just have two choices. You could NOT get a massage and continue on as usual OR you could make an appointment and get a really good massage with a skilled, kind, respectful and caring Massage Therapist guaranteed to help you feel better in your own skin.