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Massage is scary. There, I said it. I should know: When I went into massage school, I was terrified of the touching, the vulnerability, the possible nudity, the drum circles, the... man, how did I make it? Anyway, I stuck with it for one reason: Massage is awesome. Let me tell you about my first massage. I was 19, and I was sick and tired of my back betraying me for seemingly no reason (I know the reasons now, and they were legion). I had been to physical therapy (helped some), and now I was giving chiropractic a shot. It was... okay. Lots of back cracking, but I mostly liked the machine that loosened my back up beforehand. One day, the chiro asked me if I'd like to add on a massage. I said yes, and I was directed to a little room where a nice man greeted me. He asked me a few questions, and then... it hit me. I was about to let a stranger touch me, no, massage me, while I lie there in my jean shorts. Wait, was I allowed to keep my shorts on? How was I supposed to lie? Was I supposed