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Do you ever feel slightly terrified when you see your massage therapist?

Like there are some things you just can’t say out loud?  If so, you’re not alone.  The article linked below addresses a few of the more common questions and concerns you may have been too uncomfortable to bring up.

 

Six Unspoken Questions About Massage Therapy

Afraid to Ask? Get Your Answers Here
By Robert Chute
Originally published in Body Sense magazine, Spring/Summer 2008. Copyright 2008. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved.

You love massage. But you’d love it more if you had the answers to a few questions you’ve been shy about asking. Good news! This article will address those niggling questions you’d like to ask your massage therapist, but were afraid to ask.
I’m a bit uncomfortable taking everything off when I go for massage. Do I have to be completely naked to receive massage?
Some people go under the sheets without a stitch on, others wear underwear, and some people prefer to wear shorts, sweatpants, or even their regular street clothes. No, you don’t have to take off more clothes than you are comfortable with to receive massage. Talk to your therapist and he or she will adapt to your needs. Be aware that wearing more clothes can interfere with the use of certain techniques, but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy receiving massage in casual clothes. Therapists won’t be able to use lotion and may be unable to work as deeply, but they can adapt to your comfort level and still deliver a satisfying massage experience.
For full article click below:

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http://www.massagetherapy.com/articles/index.php/article_id/1489/Six-Unspoken-Questions-About-Massage-Therapy

At the end of the day, anything you’ve been worrying about is really just a barrier between you and a way better massage.  So, go on and schedule your next relaxing moment – fearlessly!
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