Massage Therapist Vs Masseuse

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You may have noticed that most businesses advertising massage use the term Massage Therapist.
You may have noticed that you get some raised eyebrows when you call them a Masseuse.

Here’s why…

Massage has had an interesting and, well, colourful history. We all know there are different types of massage, (and no, I don’t mean Swedish and deep tissue). If you have an aching back you are unlikely to go to a ‘massage parlour’ as they are not qualified in massage.

The fact that there are massages and ‘massages’ causes a big problem for people who have studied massage as they will inevitably get calls from people asking for things that are not covered on any massage course.

One way to distinguish between the two services is by the title. Someone who is qualified and studies massage will tend to refer to themselves as a Massage Therapist. This leaves the term ‘Masseuse’ available for the people who offer ‘additional services’ (no, I don’t mean waxing or spray tans).

Massage therapy is now being seen as a legitimate, effective treatment, doctors are suggesting that people get regular massages, physios are using massage and often referring people on to Massage Therapists. The whole image of massage is changing and so the terminology has to change as well.

The terminology isn’t set in stone and I do still see Massage Therapists referring to themselves as a Masseuse in some of the facebook groups I belong to, but they are very quickly encouraged to refer to themselves as Massage Therapists (along with being told to never advertise in gumtree).

This is why you will get a funny look if you call a Massage Therapist a Masseuse.

I did have someone tell me that Phoebe in ‘Friends’ called herself a Masseuse. That was 20 years ago, things have changed a lot in 20 years.

Just for the record, in case you are in any doubt, I am a Massage Therapist, the only service I provide is Massage Therapy, where you leave underwear on, you are covered with a towel throughout and there are no ‘happy endings’.

 

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