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  • Mary Carolla

Come As You Are

Updated: Jun 13, 2022

I’ve been doing this massage thing for a long time, and I love it so much. I wouldn’t trade what I do for anything, and there are few places I’d want to be than working around a massage table (unless, of course, it is on a massage table).

Over the years, my clients have shared so many things with me. Funny stories, grief, fears, hopes - indeed the full spectrum of human emotion has come across that table. One thing I hear every so often is apology for one’s body.

“Ugh, please excuse my [insert whatever body part/feature one is feeling insecure about]!”

Clearly I find the human body interesting. I’m an anatomy and physiology geek for sure, and I am endlessly fascinated by the workings of our muscles and nerves and vascular systems and so on and so forth.

Our bodies are amazing! And they need no apology.

On the massage table there are no judgements. Your massage therapist does not care that you didn’t shave your legs, or that your feet are not pedicure-perfect, or that you have love handles or stretch marks, or that your bones stick out.

You are never too fat, too thin, too anything or not enough something to have a massage. Massage is about being comfortable in your skin.

All bodies are good bodies. You deserve self care and wellness. You don’t have to earn it.

So, come as you are. You are safe here, just as you are.

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