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Bodywork. “Big people” and Massage

February 2nd, 2010

Even though Heidi Hatchett suffered from frequent back pain and aching joints, for three years she turned down repeated offers of free therapeutic massage by a licensed massage therapist (LMT) in her hometown.

“I couldn’t imagine letting a person put her hands all over my body, especially with no clothes on,” she said. “I mean, I weighed 290 pounds, and what if the massage table broke when I got on it? How embarrassing! It was easier to just keep saying no.” Read more…