Do you avoid massage and bodywork because you are worried that you do not have the perfect body? ...You forgot to shave your legs? ...you are embarrassed at some particular corporeal flaw?
Your massage therapist sees you as a spiritual being of body mind and spirit. They are looking for landmarks such as; the spinous process of your C7 vertebra, the medial border of your scapula, your iliac crest or the greater trochanter of your femur. Every body is so different from every other body that finding correct landmarks to orient ones self is a challenge with each new client.
We (as massage therapists) are trying to focus the intention of our work towards creating a healing mental energy with which to focus upon your body so that your body can heal itself of whatever discomforts it may be holding on to.
A massage is a wonderful gift to yourself for all that you do and attempt to do in your daily routine. A massage is an opportunity for you to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You are a precious, sentient, living being and in that respect you are to be loved, respected and handled with care. So, to be sure, we are NOT looking at things the way you, most likely, are looking at them.
So, go ahead, have a massage. Relax and enjoy!