(Closed) Massage from a friend/acquaintance?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Is it awkward to get a professional massage from a friend/acquaintance?
    No, she's a professional and you'll feel comfortable. : (11 votes)
    55 %
    Yes, I wouldn't want someone I know rubbing me all over. : (9 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
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    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I can tell you as a former massage therapist that she’s probably not going to give the slightest thought to you being a friend/ acquaintance. Everyone just turned in to a default body to work on. It’s very clinical. Don’t worry about it at all 🙂 if you’d like to relax and stay quiet, just let her know. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    1218 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I work at a football club and part of my job is sports massage. Most of the guys I only met through work, but there are two guys there who I was friends with before I started work there. One is REALLY weird about it and won’t let me anywhere near him (I think his Girlfriend might have something to do with this) but I’ve given massages to the other friend and it’s strictly professional. You’re just trying to find sore muscles and work on them so you’re concentrating pretty much the whole time.

    Also, I tend to go with what the patient wants, so if they don’t appear comfortable having a chat then I’ll keep quiet. Your massage therapist should (hopefully) go about it the same way.

    Post # 5
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    2120 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Baby #2 due Sep 2017

    I agree, since it’s their job they’ll just go into default work mode and not think much of it. But I think if you’re uncomfortable, depending on how close you are to them, feel free to mention it to them.

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