Trust Encounters

"Shedding" by Nico Mazza

"Shedding" by Nico Mazza

I once worked on a Muslim woman who said because of her culture she had to have a woman massage therapist. In our sessions she wasn’t covered up as most of the world saw her - well in the end she wasn’t. She shared something that her culture views as very sacred, and she shared that with me. That connection was really powerful. It took time for her to entrust this in me. In the beginning of my sessions with her, she would keep on half of her clothes. Over a couple of months, she gradually became more comfortable with me, and eventually she was completely naked during our sessions. She left after some months to return to Saudi Arabia, but she was such a funny, brilliant woman, and I’m glad I got to meet her.

Submitted by Anonymous, Edited by Arianne Keegan