Hi everyone. This is Yasuko and it’s time
for Massage Monday. So the other day I was working at the spa
and I was rubbing my lower back sore from Yoga. My generous co-worker saw it and came
up to me. Without talking, she then pinned me to the wall with my hands up like the body
search by a police, massaged my lower back really hard, and walked away. It felt good
but I was more in shock and I even felt little violated. This reminded me of the incident back in 2006
when President Bush gave a quick massage to a German Chancellor at the G8 summit. It was
a big news for its inappropriateness. Apparently she was surprised and she was in discomfort.
The United Nations defines neck massage as a form of sexual harassment when it’s unwelcomed.
I have the link to the pdf and the video in my blog post below. So be careful who you massage. Even if it’s
your spouse, get a consent first before you start giving a massage because some days you
just don’t want to be touched for whatever the reason. Touch is a powerful communication
tool and unwanted touch can easily leave the other person feeling violated. Always respect
the boundaries and never push them. Another thing that I learned from this experience
is that you can effectively massage someone standing against the wall although it’s
weird. Who knew? Thanks for watching. I’ll see you back next
week. Make it a great week!