Massage, bodywork, and somatic therapies are often complex mixtures of holistic healing practices involving physical, emotional and spiritual components. The definitions that follow provide only brief explanations of many of the techniques currently in practice.
What is Appropriate?
A friend of mine, who travels extensively, recently reached out to me to ask a question. While visiting another country, she went in for a facial and massage. She was expecting a facial, and perhaps a neck and shoulder massage. What she received was a much more involved massage, that included a breast massage. She felt very strange about the entire encounter and was not sure what she should do.