Bodywork Etiquette – Guidelines To Help You Get The Most Out Of Your Session

Most massage aficionados remember the trepidation that came with their first massage. What should I expect? Will I have to take off my clothes? How much do I tip? For relative newcomers to massage, the prospect of those first visits and their unknowns can be unnerving. Here are some basic bodywork etiquette guidelines to helpContinue reading “Bodywork Etiquette – Guidelines To Help You Get The Most Out Of Your Session”

Stop Judging Your Beautiful Self – Massage Fits You (yes, YOU!)

Sol Benson loathed her body. It went beyond mere embarrassment at how “fat” she was. Deeper still was the conviction that her body was unworthy of love, undeserving of nurturing. And it was that alienation from her own body that for years kept Benson, a professional dancer who has waged a lifelong battle with anorexia,Continue reading “Stop Judging Your Beautiful Self – Massage Fits You (yes, YOU!)”

Massage and Body Image

How much time do you spend thinking about your body? Are the thoughts positive or negative? Body image can be affected by tangible physical factors. In her book, Transforming Body Image (The Crossing Press, 1985), Dr. Marcia Hutchinson suggests body image has little to do with the physical body. “Image and reality are separate,” sheContinue reading “Massage and Body Image”