As a massage therapist body image is an issue that is so common it cannot be ignored.
Affecting all ages in both men and women it can have a limiting effect on peoples lifestyle choices and happiness. I come across the whole spectrum of body
acceptance and awareness in my line of work. At one end there are the amazing people who strip off as they approach the treatment room door! At the other end, are the people for whom it has been a huge hurdle not only to book and then show up for their massage, but now they are really not sure why they did - as they begin to confront the uncomfortable fact that someone else is going to see their body.
When this is the case I always try to reassure clients that they really have entered a safe non-judgmental space. This concept is often so alien to the