Any misconceptions I had about massage therapy being a wholesome profession were dashed during that Friends episode when Phoebe's client tried to grab her ass. So the jig is up, people who pay for massages: we're ON TO YOU (I know, I know #NotAllMassageClients). And after reading these horror stories from people who work in the industry, I've decided massage therapists are the unsung heroes of our time.
Someone asked the massage therapists of Reddit, "what are some of your most awkward or disgusting experiences with clients?" And these heroes delivered. Here's some of the grossest examples to remind you to tip your massage therapist, WITH MONEY, you creep-os.
My Mother has been a massage therapist for over 20 years. She's in her 50's, and she loves it.
She massages a lot of elderly people, doesn't mind. Massages a few obese people, doesn't mind. To her, people are people, and she's not easily disgusted.
But when people proposition her for sex, she minds. One particularly troubling encounter was when she was massaging a friend's husband, and he thought it would be appropriate to ask for sexual favours.