Why you should ask your boss for a massage

Why you should ask your boss for a massage

I’m not suggesting you ask your boss to personally give you a massage, as that could lead to all sorts of awkward conversations. No, what I’m suggesting is that you ask your boss to get someone in, a professional massage therapist, to give you and your...
Are you too self-conscious to have a massage?

Are you too self-conscious to have a massage?

When I tell people what I do for a living, sometimes I’m saddened by the response I get. Surprisingly often, I am told “I’d love a massage, but I’m too self-conscious.” Or “I really need a massage, but I don’t like being...
I don’t want a massage – but I can’t tell you why!

I don’t want a massage – but I can’t tell you why!

People are often worried that they might respond to a massage in a way that they can’t control. They worry about snoring, or breaking wind, or other bodily responses that cause fear of embarrassment. As a massage therapist I’m regularly told, “My...
Don’t touch me! Why some people don’t like a massage.

Don’t touch me! Why some people don’t like a massage.

For most of us, being touched is a desirable and even necessary part of life. Being touched triggers the release of oxytocin which can create a feeling of contentment and reduce anxiety. It also forms a part of our communication process. However for some people, the...