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  1. Why do you stay in this business? You need a new job.
  2. If someone didn't want to be draped, just wanted to be naked, would you still take them?
  3. Do you make money or clients off your website?
  4. Isn't it about time to get a different job?
  5. Do women clients ever act "naughty" in the massage room?
  6. When a guy makes an appointment for a massage, do you automatically assume that he must be a pervert and approach the massage with apprehension?
  7. Hi: I am a therapist looking for insurance.Who are U insured by?
  8. What percentage of your male clients get an erection during the massage? And how do you ignore it when you are flippling him over?
  9. what do a massage therapist do on a daily basis?
  10. Do your hands/wrists hurt after a long day of massaging clients?
  11. OMG, what kind of neighborhood are you in?!
  12. What do you wear to work?
  13. If the price was right, would you do extras?



  1. Why do you stay in this business? You need a new job.
    I don't NEED a new job. I chose this profession because I like REAL massage therapy. I like my regular clients who request me. I like helping people. I like when my clients come back and NEED me. I like the money. I like shopping for massage supplies. My clients are not all bad. I mean, I could tell you some horror stories of working in a medical clinic, assisting a doctor as well, and you could say, "Holy shit, you need to switch professions." Imagine witnessing an 87 year old getting a pap smear and the doctor telling her she has a yeast infection, sterilizing the medical equipment after a colonoscopy (a long tube inserted into the rectum) or a client handing me a bag containing his bloody stool sample. Yeah...that type of stuff. I shouldn't have to change my profession just because you (or other people) get turned off by it. I have a family to support and I do the best I can, and legally.
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  2. If someone didn't want to be draped, just wanted to be naked, would you still take them?
    No. I absolutely would not accept that. I let clients know I will not enter the massage room without them being draped. If they refuse to be draped, I assume they don't want a massage. It's the LAW in my city. There is no such thing as ignorance of the law. If you break it, you have consequences. Police in my area do random inspections, and I will not risk being labeled a prostitute or allowing illicit behavior in my establishment, losing my license, just because someone was comfortable enough to be naked in front of me.
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  3. Do you make money or clients off your website?
    NO, I don't. My site isn't a commercial site. It's a personal one.

    However, I do have a business website and it does generate good traffic, where I do make money from it. We are one of the top in the major search engines for massage in our area. So, yeah, I've been blessed thus far with generating traffic from the internet to our business site and to our business.

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  4. Isn't it about time to get a different job?
    No, this is my CAREER. I don't have to massage if I don't want to. In fact I own my own day spa. I can hire other people to do the work for me. But, I take clients as well. For the most part I have very good clientele. If you notice on my journal, I don't blog on a daily basis about sexual harassment. This is my career. I went to school to learn this trade. I'm certified and licensed in what I do. I didn't take these courses and stay in this business this long to just CHANGE JOBS.

    People assume you can't move up in this career, that you just stay a massage therapist. At 25 I had my own Day Spa, and at 29 I still do....I have my own establishment and have 3 of my own therapists and hired a manager to do the work I don't feel like doing, for me. :)

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  5. Do women clients ever act "naughty" in the massage room?
    Personally, I've massaged numerous women and have NEVER experienced anything "naughty" from them. They usually behave themselves, and are generally a better client. Women tend to like to do things like get facials, pedicures, manicures, and their hair done. So, massage is another way they pamper themselves. They usually keep their appointments, and if they can't they call to reschedule.

    I can't speak about all women though, because I did have a male therapist friend who would get stalked by women clients he gave his cellphone number to. One woman even started moaning and squirming on the table, but made him completely uncomfortable, where he chose to not take her as a client anymore.

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  6. When a guy makes an appointment for a massage, do you automatically assume that he must be a pervert and approach the massage with apprehension?
    My dad was a Marine, and one quote he used to say was, "To ASSume makes an ASS of U and ME." I DO NOT assume my clients are perverted just because he is a male, or just because he made an appointment with me. That's a generalization and sexist. Most of the time, you can spot them when they call or come in. If they call, they want to know what the "girl" looks like, how old she is, is she Asian or Mexican, etcetera. Those really are questions that are irrelevent. I'm sure they don't go to McDonald's and ask how old the chef is, if the chef is female or male, or if the chef is Asian, when they order their food at the drive-thru.
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  7. Hi: I am a therapist looking for insurance.Who are U insured by?
    My establishment is insured by Allstate Insurance and my personal massage insurance is through International Massage Association.
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  8. What percentage of your male clients get an erection during the massage? And how do you ignore it when you are flippling him over?
    I'd say like 2 percent. You can't really ignore an erection, just like you don't ignore there's a person there on the table. The only thing you can do is not stare at it or make the client uncomfortable. To avoid looking at it while they are turning over... I start on their back first and I hold the sheet like a tent when it's time to turn over, giving them a chance to turn over without the sheet wrapping around them like a burrito. I never see their genitalia. I never expose anybody on purpose. When he is face up, and it's time to work on hiis legs, I lift his leg and pull the sheet from the inner part of his leg and under his leg, and pull the sheet tight. It holds the private parts in the sheet and keeps it pressed down. It's called a diaper draping. Hope that helps.
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  9. what do a massage therapist do on a daily basis?
    Well, if you work every single day, you most likely are massaging, preparing massage rooms, disinfecting your hands and table, answering phones to book appointments. If it is quiet, and slow, you can read a book, call clients, do a crossword puzzle, meditate, take a nap or if you have a computer, you can surf the net! :)
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  10. Do your hands/wrists hurt after a long day of massaging clients?
    For the most part, my hands and wrists do not hurt. With proper body mechanics I have been able to last during a massage with out any hand or wrist pain. However, having a bad back from an injury when I was a child, I do have back ache if I start slouching over a person. Again, I have to pay attention to my body mechanics in order to avoid pain.
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  11. OMG, what kind of neighborhood are you in?!
    I prefer to keep private so I cannot disclose certain information, but we're located in an industrial area, in a predominantly Latino neighborhood in Southern California. Due to ordinances and zoning, establishments that offer massage therapy are not allowed to be within 250 feet from homes.
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  12. What do you wear to work?
    At the clinic I wear scrubs. I wear sweats or shorts and teeshirts during housecalls.
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  13. If the price was right, would you do extras?
    Absolutely not. I do not want to jeopardize my career or my relationship or my reputation. I went to school to become what I am, and I will never allow anything to ruin my career. There is no RIGHT price for me. I love being a massage therapist and the price I charge for massage is fine with me.
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