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Anitra Brown

Give Male Massage Therapists a Try

By May 31, 2008

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Most spas ask if you have a gender preference for the therapist when you book a massage -- and most people say "female." I used to, until I ended up with a male therapist and had one of the best massages of my life. Now I just say, "I just want a great therapist." It's the individual style and skill that matters, not the gender. But lots of people still don't want men to touch them. At the spa where I work, I saw one woman being led off in horror as she said to her friend, "I thought you booked a female!!!" Later her friend said she loved her massage. I really think if more people would give male therapists a try, they would discover they've been missing out. For the people who like very deep work (quite often men), male therapists have a lot of strength. And for women, I find there is a male/female energy polarity that can help put your body in balance. So if you always ask for females, give the male massage therapist a try. You'll probably be like me and find that you've been shutting yourself off from a lot of great massage therapists.
June 3, 2008 at 1:45 pm
(1) Chantel says:

I totally agree. Several years ago I discovered this and realized that Female therapists really tickle you! I prefer a male. Infact I look first to see if there is a male at a spa. Check out his style and then book him….

August 6, 2008 at 2:22 am
(2) MaleTherapist says:

Thank you for your opinion. I’m a male massage therapist looking for work in Southern California. I keep calling places that “need” massage therapists only to be told they’re only hiring women. It’s sexist if you ask me and I wish more people were open minded like you. :-)

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