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...