The word masseuse comes from the German Massage, Masseuse or Mascara. Mascara is an Italian word which means “having cloth made of”. So the word Masseuse literally means a cloth therapist. Masseuse is a French term which refers to a male professional who practices massage therapy. (Male masseuses in the profession were also called masseurs.)
In today’s society a masseuse performs massage therapies and other forms of relaxation techniques to help people recover from a number of ailments. Many people suffer from muscular pain, stress, migraines, back pain, tension, digestive problems, insomnia, and even depression. Therapists that specialize in professional massage therapy are found in spas, hotels, offices, and even homes around the world. A masseuse uses their knowledge and experience in creating a therapeutic environment in which the client can relax and regain energy and mental focus. Some people visit spas for sports related massage which helps them recover from injuries easily. However, many masseuses also offer massages for general health care as well.
There are many different positions a masseuse may hold during a therapy. There are positions called chair-side, table-side, and wall-side. If you ever have your appointment at a massage parlor you will be put into one of these positions depending on what the massage therapist thinks will benefit you. You may see a therapist who has a station on their desk where they will perform therapeutic manipulation of the different areas of your body.
Some people think of a masseuse as providing only a back rub or a facial rub. While there is certainly nothing wrong with providing a back rub or facial rub by a masseuse, some people associate the word masseuse with dangerous and unhealthy techniques. Some people incorrectly believe that all massage therapists practice painful techniques, when in reality it is only a select few who do.
When it comes to giving massage therapy, a masseuse cannot and should not take part in any form of sex between the customer and the masseuse. This includes masturbation. Most massage parlors do not allow their employees to give massages if they are involved in sexual relations.
Some people wrongly assume that all massage therapists are dirty, perverted individuals. The vast majority of massage therapists are highly trained professionals who enjoy giving massage therapy. Unfortunately, some individuals have unfortunately been described as massage therapists by other individuals. Individuals have described masseuse’s as erotic, perverted and even criminals.
There have been cases in which people have gone to a masseuse and requested they give them a massage. When the masseuse gave the massage, they did not properly treat the individual felt discomfort. When the masseuse left the room, the individual felt uncomfortable and went to tell their friends that they would never go to a masseuse again because of what they had experienced. The same thing happened to a friend of mine. She went to get a massage at her favorite New York City massage spa but when she and her friend got a seat they could not even see each other because the masseuse standing over them was blocking their view. When they asked the masseuse about their service, the masseuse told them they were not masseuses.
For those who love receiving massages and do not feel comfortable with any massage therapist, a great alternative is to book a massage on your own. There are many independent massage therapists who offer full body massages and various types of massages for both adults and children. If you are looking to schedule a massage on your own, there are many benefits to doing so. First, you will be able to schedule your own time and make payment according to your budget. Secondly, you will be able to make sure you are receiving quality service from a reputable massage therapist.