Lying down for a massage should send you straight to nirvana. Which is why it's particularly frustrating when your mind races with worries about your body and your unshaved legs to the point that you just can't relax. So we wondered—as you probably have—what the massage therapist really thinks when she's working her magic on your back. Here, seven massage therapists and one former spa manager dish on what they wish you knew and what they wish you'd just stop worrying so much about.
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It may have taken a while, but plus-size model Dana Patterson has finally learned to love and accept her body just the way it is. The young Aerie campaign star has often used her body-positive voice to inspire her followers and recently took to Instagram to write a heart-warming letter to her younger self. (Related: The Best Body-Positive Moments of 2016)
It's no secret that pregnancy and childbirth affect your body in big ways. And for many women, like actress and mother of two Alyssa Milano, pregnancy can help a promote a positive body image. (Related: Fitness Blogger Shares Her Story About Accepting Her Post-Baby Body)
Pinterest is the place to go for fitspo images, healthy recipes, and even workouts, which makes it a familiar stomping ground for dieters. But there's been a funny thing circulating on the photo-sharing site: the rise of the "anti-diet." Pins related to the anti-diet jumped 42 percent in 2016, surging during the last few months, which was enough for Pinterest to name it one of the emerging wellness trends for 2017.
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