Massaging Reality


I hope you’ll read this

with an open mind

because love for the skeptic

can be hard to find


It’s exceedingly common

to be met with suspicion

when you question “are bodyworkers

really mutant magicians?”


Upending secret blockages

releasing them in turn

trumpeting mystical special powers

only initiates can learn


Bought skills in aural palpation

in tweaking magnetic fields

full-body cosmic detoxification

and increased psychic yields


An ego tripper’s tour bus

on untransmutable lead wheels

a sucker born every minute

breeds bandits poised to steal


Past SOAP note notoriety

or “this muscle tissue’s tense”

it’s real world paper dollars

for imaginary sense



Andrea Lipomi is a licensed massage therapist and esthetician who lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada. She also peddles massage therapy ebooks and NCBTMB-approved continuing education courses at, will travel hundreds of miles for a fantastic spa experience, and craves dark chocolate and Depeche Mode’s upcoming tour dates on an almost daily basis.