Having worked in the spa industry for so many years, I have found many of my body issues have fallen away and my comfort level with seeing either a male or female therapist has evened out. I found this article published in the New York Times so refreshing as it reminded me that there can be a lot of anxiety around receiving a massage. We most definitely respect this and are aware that many clients have gender preference when it comes to massage.
How about you? Do you have a preference? Has your preference changed?
Massage therapy is such a highly effective and therapeutic treatment with many health benefits. The last ten years have seen it enter into the mainstream as a self care tool for many. Hopefully by making gender preference a comfortable subject, more people who are wary of massage therapy will give it a try and benefit.