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Working With Obese Clients. The pain of weight and the weight of pain. Bonito, Body Positive, Fitness, Health, Statue, Body Positivity, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Love

I read a blog post once about a massage therapist's thoughts on working with obese clients. I was expecting some reflections on how to hold a judgment-free zone. Or maybe some insightful ideas on how to bolster and drape that would be helpful. Or even a story about the effects of obesity on joints and soft tissue. But instead I read a disheartening and shockingly cold statement from a person who consciously made the choice to turn obese clients away. He never worked on them. His decision, he…

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Laurie Hardin

In 2010, I found myself close to 300 lbs. I sat in my living room while eating a sleeve of Oreo cookies - wallowing in self despair. I had let myself go. A few years prior, I was very fit. The accumulation of an abusive marriage, PTSD, crippling depression, and anxiety fueled vitriol. It was then that a commercial for P90X came on. I recalled hearing coworkers talk about it being difficult. Doing what any reasonable couch potato would do: I dove head-first into all things Beachbody. And when…

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