A Colorado woman says she was denied a massage because of her size. Laura Smith had just completed a half marathon in Arizona and couldn't wait for a massage at The Natural Healing Center in Aurora.
"She, the doctor comes out and she says, 'I'm sorry but you're too fat for our tables. You're going to probably break a table and then you'd have to pay for it,'" Smith said.
"And I was like, in shock, like I'm hearing this?" She left the center in tears. She couldn't understand. She's six-foot-three and had massages even before she'd lost 47 pounds to drop to about 250.
Penny Wells, the owner of Natural Healing, wouldn't talk on camera, but she says she called Smith "large," not fat. And she worried a table might collapse because one had broken under a 165-pound man.