Sometimes, when a new client comes in for their first massage, there is a bit of nervousness. Will they judge me? Will they act strangely? Massage is a deeply intimate, private act and it leaves little room for fakery. Suddenly, it occurred to me that it is an act of great trust and faith for a new client to come to see a masseur. To disrobe, lay one’s body down, close one’s eyes, lower the level of vigilance. So, to all my clients, new and long-known, I say thank you for trusting me.