Q: Can I request a female or male therapist? A: Of course. Though male massage therapists only make up around 18% of all massage therapists in the US, and both men and women tend to request females for their massage, there are good reasons to think otherwise.
Is it OK to ask for female massage therapist?
Different people bring different qualities to their work regardless of their gender, and we simply want the best massage therapists. It should be noted that requesting a male or female therapist is not license to act or suggest any activity or relations beyond the therapeutic.
What is the difference between massage therapist and masseuse?
Massage Therapist. “Masseuse” is a French word that refers to a female who practices massage. (Males in the industry were known as “masseurs.”) However, due to certain unsavory connotations with the term (as well as the need for more gender neutral terminology), “massage therapist” is preferred.
Why is the word masseuse bad?
Then why do we tend to refer to someone giving massage as a masseuse, if she is a woman, and a masseur, if he is a man? The word masseuse has negative connotations because of this practice of providing sensuous pleasures to male customers by females at massage parlors.