Massage client-customer relationship?
I just started going to a certified massage place about a year ago. I have gone about 10 times now and have tired each of the three therapists who practice there. One I have decided that I like the best for her deep tissue massage technique. So, I have become a regular for her, but just on a once per month basis. We converse well. She is very good at trying to work new things with me to help my trouble spots (upper back and legs from sports). I tell her how much I enjoy and appreciate her skill, and I tip her well. She has told me that if I ever want to come in on a day and she happens to not be scheduled for that day, then I should just call the place anyway, tell them I am regular of hers, and they will then call her and tell her I have called, and if she is around and can come in, then she will come in to take my appointment anyway. Some interesting things have started to happen in past few appointments. While I am on my stomach, and she is working on my legs and glutes, she allows the drape to fall of me onto the floor. This also nearly happened once while I was face up, but I put my thumb on the drape to stop it as it was sliding. Not that I really care about it. It just sort of suprised me. I don’t care if she sees me naked, I am sure that she has seen that plenty of times. Actually, I rather like the risque element of it all. I would imagine since I don’t fuss about it, she has gathered that I don’t mind it. She also has me do these stretches for my leg while I am face up, covered, where I bring my knee up and out to the side. She then applies pressure on the inside of my knee to flex the hip/groin area (this is actually what nearly brought the drape off when I was face up)., and she massages down my inner thigh to my groin (no inapropriate contact). She also has me do a quad stretch when I face down where she puts her knee under my thigh to elevate my thigh off of the table while she stretches my quad by pushing my foot back so that my heel touches my backside. A great massage and great stretching… all in all a great experience. Though I have very limited experience with various therapists, this does, however, seem to be pushing the envelope a bit. Is this style of therapy common? As I said, I am not offended, in fact very much enjoy it. I was just wondering. Thanks.