Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Find the massage for you

Body image. Almost everybody has something about their body that they don’t like. For many people it’s a minor issue, no big deal. But some people have a major issue with their body image. It affects how they live and their happiness.

When I tell some people that I’m a massage therapist it can cause a strong reaction. They tell me, whether verbally or through their reaction and body language, that massage is not for them. 

The paradox here is that massage can really help with body image issues. In massage school we were all nervous about taking off our clothes and letting somebody else touch us. It didn’t take long for us to discover that bodies are just bodies and become much more comfortable with our own. We also experienced how good receiving a massage made us feel. Something unexpected happened – when our bodies felt better we felt better about our bodies.

I think there are  options to consider.

1. Don’t get a massage, nothing changes

This is the easiest because it involves doing nothing. The risk is low since you are not letting another person see or touch you at all.

The reward is zero. You didn’t get a massage so your body doesn’t feel any better, and you still have the stress you had before.

2. You get a Thai yoga massage, or massage over the clothing( stretching, shiatsu, maybe Reiki)

You leave with a comfortable feeling, opened and stretched and relaxed.

Your stress has decreased, your mind body connection is better, and your ready to try this again.

3. You get a relaxation massage. A great massage. And the therapist makes you feel comfortable about your body. In fact, you feel pretty good about your body after the massage.Relaxed.

In this option your risk is low,your reward is high. Again your body will feel better from the massage and you can start feeling better about it.

I have no idea how your body got to be in the condition that it’s in. You may be dealing with something that you can’t control, such as a medical condition or an injury or accident. You may be in a lot of pain or are limited in what you can do physically.

Each body is different , it's my goal to work with you to find the massage that is for you.

If you have been avoiding massage because you feel uncomfortable about your body, let’s find an option that works for you. You don’t even have to explain anything to me. Leave your clothes on. Stay sitting up or face down or lying on your side or however you want. It’s up to you.

It’s my job to help you feel better in your body. That’s it. Together let’s find a way to help you relieve your pain and stress. Their is a style of massage that work or bodywork that most people can feel comfortable with, lets see what massage works for you.