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