Taking off most or all of our clothes and letting a virtual stranger touch us is not something everyone is comfortable with. We do however, allow touch by other professionals like doctors, dentists, nurses, and hair stylists so it really depends on the context of the situation.
Touch can occur without any sexual intentions. People innocently shake hands and hug frequently on a daily basis.
Almost everybody enjoys a short neck rub or back rub from a friend or family member who most likely doesn’t have any massage training.
Rest assured that you are just as safe with a professional Massage Therapist. In fact, you would most likely have a better experience.
Touch is a common and natural occurrence. However, in our “hands-off society”, many people may be lacking touch. Massage is a safe alternative to provide the touch people need.
Massage is very personal. You aren’t just buying a television or a pair of pants. There is a significant degree of vulnerability by allowing another person to touch your body.
Trying anything new can be awkward-especially massage. However, you may be surprised how effective it is in relieving any possible acute or chronic symptoms you may be living with.
Massage Therapists are trained professionals that know how to put people at ease by creating a safe and non-judgmental space. In addition, any anxieties that you may have can easily be alleviated with your massage therapist.
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