Touching your body, reaching your spirit.

Paul Rybarczyk, Buffalo, NY 14213 • 716-881-6196 • click to email me

I don’t want a massage because…

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I don’t have time…
You find the time for what is important to you, so make the choice to take care of yourself. I have appointments as early as 8:30 am (or earlier if you need) and as late as 6:30 pm. Early morning Saturday sessions are available too.
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I don’t know what to expect…
That’s normal with any kind of new experience! First, I will take your health history and find out why you came in for a massage. I will go over how I work and my plan for your massage. You may ask me any questions you like. You need not talk during your massage or you can talk the whole time! You will be lying on a professional massage table, in a dimly lit room and soft music will be playing to relax you. You can even bring in your own music if you’d like. Chances are that we will have already talked about many of these things when you first contacted me.
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It’s too expensive…
Your good health and massage therapy are not luxuries. They’re a vital part of self-care that has a positive ripple effect on you as you work, play, relax, live life, and care for others.
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It’s weird…
You think taking off your clothes and letting a stranger touch you is weird. Touch is a natural need. It connects us and makes us feel less alone. Massage is a safe way to receive the touch you need. I am a licensed health care provider. New York State has the toughest requirements for massage therapists in the country. Athletes, active people, people with medical conditions, with injuries and those with anxiety and stress have been getting massage for centuries, Massage is part of a well-rounded lifestyle of health and wellness. You only need to undress to your comfort level.
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I’m too fat, too thin, not fit…
Probably the biggest objection to getting a massage. Massage makes you feel vulnerable and takes away the things that you use to hide and cover up. I don’t care how you look; my massage room is a safe, nonjudgmental space. Models and athletes are not the only people who get massages! Massage makes your body feel good, which presents a better self-image. Massage can help boost self esteem.
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I feel guilty…
Do you help family, friends, a cause or an organization with your time and energy? Much may being asked of you. Massage helps relieve the burdens of stress and the physical pain of overuse of muscles, an injury or a medical condition. Your mind gets a break and a new outlook on the issues at hand. You have increased energy or more patience when you feel good and not worn down. Is that anything to feel guilty about?
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Massage is temporary…
Everything you do for yourself physically is temporary. You eat, but you get hungry again. You sleep, but you get tired and sleep again. One great workout doesn’t last for months. We have needs that require regular attention. Massage may be temporary, but that doesn’t mean it’s not valuable. It’s a way to help us feel good along with our other regular activities.
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I had a bad experience…
Was your previous massage painful, or too light for you? It shouldn’t be either! The massage is all about you…I will use the appropriate pressure for what we are trying to accomplish. I will check in with you to see how it feels and make adjustments if necessary. What if the first movie you saw was awful? If you never watched another movie, you would have missed out on a lot of fun, entertaining, and emotional experiences.