Massage Therapist vs. Masseuse vs. Massage Chair: Is There a Difference?
Posted on 01 March 2017
Very emphatically I tell you: YES! There is a difference.
|Massage Therapist||Trained professional in the manipulation of muscle tissue and energies.|
|Masseuse/Masseur||Individual who offers their services to the end of erotic pleasure.|
|Massage Chair||Mechanized device designed to mimic human touch massage in a way that merits similar therapeutic results in health and well-being.|
Early on in my massage therapy career (when the US Massage Chair industry was still in it’s infancy) performing only outcall massage to perfect
weirdos strangers, I attracted a certain type. These were the type that needed to hear me say in plain English:
“I do not offer happy endings or any variation of a happy ending. I only provide therapeutic massage as permitted by law in the City of Las Vegas.”
Maybe I left out the condescending last sentence but the first 18 months of weeding through potential clients was a challenge nonetheless. 18 months is how long it took before I realized I had to try some new things out, figure out what my process should look like, and stop overlooking red flags when all I really wanted was to gain a new client.
What did I change? I began asking the right questions, I changed my tone, I reached out to women who DID offer the happy ending kind of massage in areas that it WAS illegal and then accepted a commission for every person I sent their way. The result:
- Happy client found what they were looking for
- Happy therapist knows how to turn away the wrong clients
- Happy masseuse who’s receiving more business than ever.
Today, though sometimes I am taken by surprise, I can usually sense what type of massage an individual is most interested in. Interestingly enough, the use of a Massage Chair seems to be of equal value to both types. Go figure!