Yes, our mom’s would stop and say what the hell child did you just say in that text or email? Manners are often forgotten when a client sends us a message. I will attempt to point out things that annoy me in a massage, are just plain odd, or just inappropriate to send a massage therapist.
I love clients that come from all walks of life from the rich and famous to the hard working class. They all bring interesting factors to my life with their life experiences or work adventures. The most important thing about them is they remember this is a business, I run from my home.
Let’s just dive right into things that should not appear in your text or emails.
1: Pictures of your body parts. I do not need to see your body parts to decide if you can be my client. I see nude bodies every day of the week. I know what they look like. I do not choose clients based on how their body parts look. I do however reject clients that send me pictures of body parts.
2: Asking if I perform sexual acts from point blank asking or using innuendos. Nowhere in my ads does it say I perform or wish to perform any sexual acts. I advertise massage in no shape or form as a sexual act.
3: Wanting to know what I wear in the massage. First off I decide what to wear each morning based on my mood, not what a client wishes for during the massage. I dress for my comfort level and coolness level. I do try to look nice but this again is just because I don’t want to look dumpy. I can assure you I wear clothes of some kind. Usually jeans or short with a tank top.
4: I enjoy getting to know my clients when they visit however, I do not need to know your age, marital status or body build (unless it has to do with the type of massage). As long as you are over 18 years of age I will do your massage.
So with this being said what needs to appear in your text or emails?
1: Your name is very important. I only need your first name but last is also fine if you choose to share it.
2: Date you are looking at to get a massage.
3: Time of day that works best for you.
4: Length of massage you are looking to receive.
I understand that there are lonely people in the world, however, this is our business and more than the basic text or emails does cut into our personal and business time. I don’t mind being friendly but more than a hand full of text or emails is all that is required to book a massage. I do talk with my clients during their massage to learn more about their lives and interests. Before the massage begins we cover problem areas, type of pressure and what you do not like to be massaged.
Next time you book a massage remember: respect the therapist’s boundaries and time by sticking to the important information and not send inappropriate pictures or information. I look forward to meeting you on my table. If you enjoy speaking with me please book a massage to have more time to speak with me.