This article made some useful points about some self sabotaging blocks but dogging massage therapy…
Pua Nani

My takeaway was a little different than yours Pua. I interpreted the message that when we use “self soothing” as an escape from reality, we are really self sabotaging. Not that we shouldn’t take care of ourselves (for example, with a massage). But that when we justify taking a massage as “taking care of ourself” when there is something important to be done, then we may well be self sabotaging.