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I Am a Massage Therapist

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    Good Grief He Smells So Bad

    Help....I've been in business for 20 years...never ever have I had a client/patient that smells as bad as this young man...in fact this is the 1st time in my career that I've had this problem. What do I do or say to this man whose odor make me want to throw up?! How can I be...
    reikislp reikislp 61-65, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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    Certified Massage Therapist

    I have been certified as a Professional Massage Therapist since February 2007 and work as an Independent Contractor.  I have worked as a "fill in" massage therapist at my chiropractor's office where they specialize in sports injuries and auto accidents, etc. I...
    SavingMissy SavingMissy 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 27, 2008

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    My Massage Story

    Hi everyone, I'm a massage therapist. I actually always wanted to be a massage therapist from when I was a little girl. I had a friend who was in a lot of chronic pain and he told me that it would always help him when I massaged him. He passed away several years later and I...
    Fayerweather Fayerweather 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    Own The Salon

    Further to my previous story that I was a massage therapist providing happy ending massages, I thought I will own up and say that now I actually own the massage place. I have girls working for me, but on occasions I still perform the odd massage as girls are sick. It is a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 32 Responses Sep 24, 2012

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    Practice

    I am a massage therapist but I need practice. Lots and lots of practice.
    jammin2001 jammin2001 31-35, M 8 Responses Jan 10, 2008

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    Massage Therapy Job From Hell

    I am just out of Massage Therapy school. I had been on 5 interviews and did not get hired. I went on my 6th interview and the Chiropractor agreed to bring me on a 2 day trial run. He said if I did get hired it would be for $10 an hour. I worked the first day not realizing it...
    gt2crop gt2crop 41-45, F 7 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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    Frustration In This Industry.....

    No matter what industry you tend to go in, there will be frustration. Even though massage therapy is still a passion of mine, and I still would like to continue, it can be soooo frustrating!!!! For me, the reason why I'm frustrated the most in this industry, has to do with...
    priscillalmt priscillalmt 31-35, F 3 Responses May 15, 2013

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    Please Join Me On My Free Site For Therapists Massagemojo.Org

    Hello, my name is Annie Ueber. I am going into my 23rd year as an MT, and have watched the gradual decline of massage wages. In the last couple of years the pay has dropped as much as 90%. With that drop, came a lower massage price. This is ridiculous. Such disrespect for...
    annieueb annieueb 41-45 2 Responses May 1, 2013

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    New to Ep ~ Hello to You All :o)

    Hi, My name is Jules and i am finishing my final year HND in Beauty and Massage Therapy.  I have taken a change in career and feel i should have done this years ago!  I am loving every minute of my work and find myself loving massage more than any other treatment...
    joublaens joublaens 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    Hello Everyone. I am only just starting on my

    career as a Massage Therapist. I have worked in Spas, Chiropractic offices, and privately. I have found that the going pay rate for our profession is insulting considering the work we do and to work privately I have run into some offensive things that stem from my adds. To be...
    SunshyneLillies SunshyneLillies 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    Lmt With Mixed Feelings...

    I have to admit that I'm kind of bothered by the amount of people that make comments about "happy endings" to me. In the career path that I chose I want to be looked at as a professional therapeutic massage therapist and it can be hard to get that respect. I am not judging people...
    Natreerose Natreerose 26-30, F 8 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    Hello everyone I am a licensed massage

    therapist in Philadelphia. I do travel all over Pennsylvania. Always looking for new clients. Please feel free to message me.
    beautifullywrittenambition beautifullywrittenambition 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    Looking For LMT Help In A Growing Alt. Healing Office

    I am experiencing more customers then I can handle and I want to find another massage therapist with similar modality training to meet my current client needs. I am looking for a LMT in the Morgantown, WV area. If you are a LMT or know someone looking for a position please have...
    alterhealing alterhealing 36-40 May 3, 2013

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    It's true , due to the demand of the extras I

    offer. Please book before hand. By sending a message to me. As with all jobs, a certain area that's needs a bit more attention, please show me where it hurts. They all come good in the end . It's a matter of being a good patient. As with all close up stimulation, there's an up...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M Dec 30, 2013

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    Burnout...

    I am a CMT and lately I have been experiencing alot of burnout. I love what I do and am passionate about it overly, except for lately. I think I am just bored and tired because I have been doing it for so long. Tomorrow I have a deep tissue and then a two hour therapeutic right...
    marleychick23 marleychick23 22-25, F 11 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    Join The Movement...Brand New Website

    Please visit my website and sign up for the newsletter, or take the polls on rating your employer if you're working for someone else.  The website's purpose is to bring back respectable wages and give support to independent and employed MTs. I got tired of the abuse of this...
    annieueb annieueb 41-45 2 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    I Love To Massag But....

    I have been a massage therapist now for 6 years now and I love it, I really do, but there are some days when I just feel burned out, every one always wanting more from me and I just feel tired sometimes. I do love those days when my client gets off the table and is happy and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 1, 2012

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    Best Analogy Ever

    I had a client last week from Africa. She was so nice & full of conversation & stories. She shared with me what she thought getting a massage felt like. She said it felt like she had "swallowed a cloud.' Made my entire day of course!! I love that analogy & will use it many times...
    crunchymomof1 crunchymomof1 31-35, F Apr 7, 2013

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    Need Advise

    im a therapist in roswell and have a question, been working on this client for yrs, he didnt want it befor but i tried very little and gental rom on him and his hip popped naturally 2 times. this was 2 days ago. now he says he cant walk or stand.. to much pain. its been locked up...
    robskirocks3 robskirocks3 46-50, F Oct 13, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Amy is a experienced massage therapist from Korea. She can offer professional body massage along with extra services whatever you want.
    amychen1988 amychen1988 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    this would be the ultimate job. If I ever hit the lottery I think that this would be the type of business that would be fun and fulfilling to start up.everything dedicated to the...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M Jul 24

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    Of course, my initial recommendation is to essentially consider your cause of starting up faculty; therapeutic massage therapy is these a personal and strongly interpersonal...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    Not surprisingly, my initially suggestion is to essentially consider your cause of starting up university; therapeutic massage therapy is this kind of a private and strongly...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Certainly, my 1st recommendation is to essentially think about your reason for commencing university; therapeutic massage therapy is this sort of a private and strongly...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M Jul 22

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    Needless to say, my to start with recommendation is to really consider your reason behind starting off school; massage therapy is this kind of a personal and strongly interpersonal...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    Certainly, my initially suggestion is to essentially think about your cause for beginning college; therapeutic massage therapy is this sort of a private and strongly interpersonal...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M Jul 22

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    Obviously, my to start with suggestion is to really contemplate your basis for commencing school; massage therapy is these kinds of a personal and strongly interpersonal journey...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    Not surprisingly, my first recommendation is to essentially take into account your cause of setting up school; massage therapy is this kind of a personal and strongly interpersonal...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    Obviously, my to start with suggestion is to actually take into consideration your cause for commencing faculty; massage therapy is this sort of a private and strongly...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M Jul 22

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    Needless to say, my first suggestion is to essentially take into consideration your basis for starting off school; therapeutic massage therapy is this sort of a private and...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    Certainly, my first recommendation is to actually look at your basis for starting up school; therapeutic massage therapy is these types of a personal and strongly interpersonal...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M Jul 22

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    Obviously, my initial suggestion is to actually think about your reason behind setting up university; therapeutic massage therapy is this kind of a personal and strongly...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Needless to say, my initial recommendation is to actually consider your cause for setting up college; therapeutic massage therapy is this sort of a private and strongly...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I am Marlon - a professional male body massage therapist/male masseur, specializing in Swedish, Sensual, Lomi Lomi, Indian (Tantric, Ayurvedic, Yoni), massages for females. With 5...
    Kingstonlive Kingstonlive 31-35 Jul 23

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    I have the best arrangement possible! My neighbor (about 2 miles away - cause I live in the middle of nowhere) is a massage therapist and she created a home studio by converting...
    dontdare dontdare 36-40, F 17 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am a sucker for a good therapeutic massage. On a regular basis I would get a body massage and preferred to have a male perform the massage. I said this was because they had...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 21

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    I want a massage right now. How do it feel it get a massage oil on your back? The closest I got to a massage is a shoulder massage :(
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Oh my gosh, my husband gave me a gift certificate for a massage at a nice massage place and it was soooo relaxing! I felt so rejuvenated afterward. I received a 90 minute massage...
    thetiredmama thetiredmama 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 4

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    I never thought I'd do this, give a "naughty massage," I hate the stereotype and have worked hard to always be seen in the most professional manner. However, after giving one of...
    Liddledame Liddledame 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 10

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    For a long while now I always thought to myself that I needed to see therapist for a lot of personal issues, but then again I don't want to see a therapist because I don't want the...
    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Somehow I think if I ever saw one,one of two things would happen. 1. I'd be in there for so long. My therapist would need a therapist!! Or 2. I'd be...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jul 29

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    Has anyone given a massage to the same gender and it felt good both receiving and giving the massage?
    ONEPIECE749 ONEPIECE749 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 27

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    I actually think I'm pretty good at giving massages, friends who I've giving massage to always compliment me on it, I think I have magic hands ;P
    SarahBBZ SarahBBZ 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 5

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    To women. This is very intimate to me. I like giving full body massages the best. Im no professional but i feel like each time i enjoy it more and i get better at knowing how to...
    seimiol seimiol 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    I love really hard & deep tissue massages to relieve all the muscle soreness. I would love to have all my muscles relaxed and at the end of the massage if there's only "one body...
    roadsterusa roadsterusa 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love giving massages while having any sexual experience. I massage ppl while they sleep lol I'm constantly touching things.
    RainbowLoveFire RainbowLoveFire 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    yes having a massage can really ease out stress & sometimes when you are totally stressed a massage on your scalp is just what you need to take that mind off from everything and...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    My therapist told me I have an obsession with getting revenge... We'll see about that.
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F Jul 20

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    Honestly I think it's cool to have a therapist because it means you have a story to tell to people in the present and the future. It's also pretty cool because it kind of makes you...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M Jul 28

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