Views about massage tips

What is the appropriate amount to give an therapist for massage can be a confusing thing. On the one hand, you have the spa massage therapist who could be placed in the same class with nail technicians and hair stylists. A different group of people is masseuses who specialize in sports and medical massage therapists. In general, people in the medical profession don’t receive any tips in exchange for the services they provide. Also, what if you don’t come located in America? United States? Different countries have different traditions. For instance, Canada reimburses its citizens for massageservices, which means that massage is viewed more as a an medical treatment than a relaxing service.

Below are the most basic rules to pay a massage therapist:

Table Massage Tips Basic Rules

Massage therapist at spas or on call (at your location) 10% to 20 percent of the total bill.

Massage therapists in a medical context, like Chiropractor etc. The rule is that there is no tipping*.

Chair Massage Tips Basic Rules

Chair massages are paid for by the customer 10-20 percent of the bill

Chair massages paid by an employer or trade show normally not tipping.

*If you do want to leave a note, ask the guidelines theraplus reviews for your establishment are. Tipping is not in line with the company’s policies or they might not mind. Every situation is unique.

What happens if you don’t wish to be tipped?

A possible exception to the mentioned above is when the customer doesn’t want to tip and it’s not a reflection on the quality of the services received. Customers are entitled to not give a tip, as it is a courtesy. Many massage therapists that I know are thankful for tips, but don’t anticipate them. Tipping and how much will ultimately be the choice of the customer.

Beware Hidden Tips

Lastly, a word of caution: in some tourist destinations the spa or salon will be able to add a tip to the bill of the client and not ask for it! This is an automatic process at many places. Then, because the customer does not know about this it is possible that the customer adds the amount as a tip unaware that they’re double tipping! This is a sad reality that massage clients must protect themselves from.

Hopefully this has answered all your questions about massage tips. Be sure, if you are unsure it is best to ask the massage therapist or the company. They will be pleased that you care enough to want to tip.

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