Know the lingo! While the history of massage has some dark spots due to inappropriate behavior during the time of "massage parlors" offering sensual or erotic massage, the massage industry has made leaps and bounds legitimizing the sole purpose, healing.
We at The Energy Field Massage and Bodywork may be offended by the use of the words "massage parlor" or "masseuse or masseur" for these things do not exist in our clinic. The proper terms in modern day are massage therapy clinic and certified massage therapist. We appreciate the use of the correct terms.
Although you might think massage parlors may look obviously seedy, it can sometimes be difficult to spot these places. If you suspect any spa or clinic to be of this type, please report it to your local authorities to help protect yourself and the therapists in the industry working to help you heal your ailments. If you're trying a new clinic or spa, it's a good idea to call first and ask these questions:
Do you offer therapeutic massage?
Do you require a health questionnaire of your clients?
A medical massage therapist will not come into contact with your genitals or nipples during the massage.