Almost all of us want to say that we are “open to anyone” because “a body is a body”. But that’s not true.
A body is the vessel in which a specific life is lived. When we touch a body we touch a person, a life, a lived experience.
Saying “a body is a body” reduces our clients to merely flesh and bone and we know they are so much more than that.
In the privacy of your heart be truthful: are there people and populations you aren’t comfortable with? People you hope don’t show up on your table?
If so, you are human. You’re also a professional. What can you do to help you truly be open to anyone? How can you expand your understanding and awareness?
Because if you are a business that prides itself on being “open to everyone” it’s your responsibility to make that a comfortable reality for anyone who walks through your door.