Therapeutic massage and gender dysphoria

Transgender individuals often feel a sense of unease in their experience of mismatch between their gender and their body. The body is a source of distress for many transgender individuals, and massage therapy can be an invaluable tool in supporting a person as they undergo a transition, and helping them to explore, redefine and positively construct the way they relate to their embodied experience.

Some of the ways in which massage therapists are able to help:

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Massage therapists have a concept similar to the psychotherapeutic concept of unconditional positive regard for the person they are working with.

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