Massage Creepiness

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Massage is wonderful for depression because you release serotonin. If you’re depressed, your serotonin level may be deficient. It also helps reduce the tightness in your muscles, but you already know that!

I used to get a massage every 4 weeks at the salon where I go regularly. Then my massage therapist took another job, and I haven’t had regular massages since. He was never replaced. This was like a year ago. Since then, I’ve only received maybe 2 massages, one by a man and one by a woman.

There’s a massage place not far from me. All they do is massage. I’ve been there once before and left satisfied. However, I’ve been hesitating making an appointment. I don’t know why. Maybe because you get any one of their 14 therapists, male or female? Though most of them are women.

I’ve had one male therapist — the one who left the salon — and I felt comfortable around him, not vulnerable. I had another male therapist one time only, and he did an awesome job. It was the best massage I’ve ever had! I didn’t feel vulnerable around him, but he was kind of creepy. He would moan and groan every so often while working on me. Yikes!

So I don’t know what to expect with guys. On the one hand, men apply pressure strongly and really get at those knots. On the other hand, they (and I suppose women) can be weird, like the Moaner.

Maybe I can request a specific therapist, or whether I prefer a male or female therapist. All I have to do is pick up the phone and call them. But I hate talking on the phone so much, which is another reason I’ve been procrastinating. Even though my muscles are screaming to be unknotted!


Would you prefer a massage therapist of the same or opposite sex? Or does it matter?

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9 thoughts on “Massage Creepiness

  1. I think the only time I’ve ever had a massage from a male the dude was creepy, but then again, it was in another country and it was a spa and the guy wasn’t an actual massage therapist. In general, I’m pretty picky about who I’m comfortable getting a massage from, male or female.

    1. Massages shouldn’t have any creepiness surrounding them! How are your medical (?) massages different from a regular massage?

      1. Where I live registered massage therapists have a significant amount of education covering anatomy and that kind of thing. They’re qualified to treat injuries, and they’re often covered by extended health insurance.

        1. I don’t think it’s the same in the U.S. I know, at least in my state (Illinois) , they have to have a license, though I’m not sure wha that entails.

  2. I have never had a massage done “professionally speaking” However if I had to choose, I would prefer a man. I think it comes down to the strength and really getting in there and loosening up the muscles. I’m so tense all of the time, and I wish I could have someone work the kinks out of my back “Really, really good!”

        1. Unfortunately, that was in Vegas. I’ve heard some salons allow requests and others don’t to make it fair for the therapists. That way, no one has so many employees s/he can’t handle them all, or no clients at all.

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