Is Massage Possible for the Touch Challenged?



As a massage therapist sometimes I hear people say things like, “My friend tells me I should get massage …but I don’t like to be touched.”  I don’t grill them, but sometimes they follow this statement with something like:  “Besides I’m more comfortable caring for others, I don’t like the idea of someone pampering me.”

It makes me really sad when I hear this.


Well, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words:  

As you can see by the relaxed, happy faces of these creatures, safe, non-sexual touch is a mammalian birthright! It’s part of how we receive care and feel connected. It’s wired into our DNA and part of the glue that creates social bonds.

Remember that receiving is just as important to creating connection as giving. If you’re someone who always has to be giving, massage may be a good way to strengthen your receiving muscle…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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