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  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Massage Draping: Do you touch butts?
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In my capacity as the owner of a mobile massage service I interview a lot of MTs. It's pretty interesting to see the differences in…Continue

Tags: boundaries, ethics, draping

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis Sep 23, 2014.

 

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Daniel Melmed replied to Kim Mai Tran's discussion House calls
"My company exclusively provides "outcall" services. There are many different aspects of it to consider, and advertising is a whole subject unto itself. I thought it might be useful for you to check some of our in home massage FAQs to…"
Jun 30, 2016
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Daniel Melmed's discussion Massage Draping: Do you touch butts?
"When I first started out, I was a Shiatsu Therapist.  I massaged clients on a very thin mat that was on the floor.  And the clients were fully clothed.   So yea, you can give a good massage with the cleint fully clothed.  I…"
Sep 23, 2014
Jason M. Kretzer replied to Daniel Melmed's discussion Massage Draping: Do you touch butts?
"In reality, a great massage can be given fully clothed.  Not to say that this should always be the case.  Point being, there really is no reason to undrape the glutes.  For basic swedish massage, simple cat-pawing-like compressions…"
Sep 22, 2014
Sarah DeRosier replied to Daniel Melmed's discussion Massage Draping: Do you touch butts?
"I personally agree with you on that.... I think a lot of things it just comes off as odd or awkward and  9 times out of 10 people make way  bigger a deal of stuff then they nee to be."
Sep 9, 2014
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Daniel Melmed's discussion Massage Draping: Do you touch butts?
"You really need to get over that aversion.  About 8 of every ten clients you see will want their glutes worked, and will complain if the therapist doesn't.  And if they are suffering from painful hips, low back or legs, IMO it's…"
Sep 8, 2014
Sarah DeRosier replied to Daniel Melmed's discussion Massage Draping: Do you touch butts?
"I only feel comfortable doing it when I am giving massages to my boyfriend. lol and he is happy to play guinea pig to any  homework I have. not so sure how I would feel doing it if I was doing it as a job just yet."
Sep 8, 2014
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Daniel Melmed's discussion Massage Draping: Do you touch butts?
"dependent on state regs, draping may be required except for one bodypart at a time, and hip and breasts must be covered at all times.  Absolutely no working beneath the sheet or client's clothing!  I inform all clients, "Undress…"
Sep 4, 2014
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Daniel Melmed's discussion Massage Draping: Do you touch butts?
"The attached files below show how important the glute area can be.  So I think, if you are not uptight, the client won't be.  Just my thinking though.  Are there laws in some states that say you can not massage the BUTT?…"
Aug 13, 2014
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Daniel Melmed's discussion Massage Draping: Do you touch butts?
"Always. And like Derek said. If they have unerwear on, I just rub over the area without oil.  Every once in a while( once a year), a women may tell me not to massage her hips.  And teenagers I don't.  Today between two people…"
Aug 13, 2014
Derek Derolf replied to Daniel Melmed's discussion Massage Draping: Do you touch butts?
"Yes i always work undraped glutes, it is a very important muscle group. I dont think i would make a very good therapist skipping a whole muscle group. If the client leaves their underwear on, i will at least work the area with compression."
Aug 13, 2014
Melisa Ryan replied to Daniel Melmed's discussion Massage Draping: Do you touch butts?
"i personally do not touch the glutes undraped unless asked to massage that area. in which case the glutes remain draped unless i suspect direct pressure and contact is required to better massage out a trigger point."
Aug 12, 2014
Neal Lyons replied to Daniel Melmed's discussion Massage Draping: Do you touch butts?
"Healthy discussion here. To me the usage is based on comfort for both the client and the practitioner. Privacy for the client and an avenue for the practitioner to be able to work on the buttocks and nearby areas without violating privacy as well as…"
Jul 27, 2014
Jody C. Hutchinson replied to Daniel Melmed's discussion Massage Draping: Do you touch butts?
"This is great. I live in California and the county massage code, replaced by CAMTC, stated that exposing and working on the bare butt was a no-no. Opps, I am such a criminal. jh"
Jul 17, 2014
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Daniel Melmed's discussion Massage Draping: Do you touch butts?
"I palpate and massage hips on everybody except teenagers 16 or under.  If I'm doing trigger point work,  it's through a sheet. If its massage, it's skin and oil. "
Jul 16, 2014
Daniel Melmed replied to Daniel Melmed's discussion Massage Draping: Do you touch butts?
"Thanks Laurie. I have encountered many therapists who really try to avoid working under a sheet, or simply refuse to do it at all because either they are themselves not comfortable with it (image an LMT not comfortable enough with the human body to…"
Jul 16, 2014
Laurie replied to Daniel Melmed's discussion Massage Draping: Do you touch butts?
"Draping reflects the combined boundaries of both the client and therapist. It is a mutually agreed upon level of coverage. Clients can ask for more or less draping and the therapist can either say yes or no. I agree, there is a wide range of draping…"
Jul 16, 2014

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What is your website?
www.bodywelltherapy.com
In what year did you enter the profession?
2001
Which modalities do you practice?
Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Chair Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Shiatsu, Trigger Point Therapy, Lymph Drainage, Medical Massage, Lomi Lomi

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