Massage therapists can easily tell what massage establishments are legitimate and where someone would go to get a happy ending. For some reason, the public doesn’t quite get it. We invest time and money going to school, becoming licensed, and in some areas getting fingerprinted and a background check, and we are still lumped in with sex workers? Wouldn’t it be simple if you could hang a sign on the door of your business stating that you don’t mix sex and massage? It CAN be that easy.
By becoming a member of the respect massage movement, you are saying that you are a legitimate, educated massage therapist that does not sexualize massage therapy. For this movement to be successful, we must spread the word. We need to inform the public that a member of the respect massage movement is a trained and legitimate massage therapist who does not entertain sexual advances or include sexual services in their massage practice.
We need to make “respect massage” represent two words that will deter sexual solicitors from coming to your practice. Let’s create transparency in our profession and make it abundantly clear that we are not sex workers. Let’s stand together, as massage therapists, to fight against sexual solicitations. Let’s put an end to the uncomfortable texts, phone calls, and office visits.
Take the first step by downloading the logo pack
Use the Respect Massage logo on your website and intake forms to inform clients that you have taken a stance to join the movement
Purchase a badge to display at your practice
Show that you are a legitimate, educated massage therapist
It would be weird to hang a sign on the front door of your practice saying, “we don’t give happy endings here.” Let Respect Massage do the talking for you. Allow our stickers and window decals to open up a conversation with the public and your clients about the intentions of your practice.