Draping is that top sheet the massage therapist puts over you during a massage. Then, as each part of the body is worked on, it is exposed, the sheet is pulled back and tucked under the body a bit to hold it in place. In this way the client maintains modesty and the massage therapist upholds their ethics of not being sexual in any way. Therapeutic only.
I do not require draping. I ask if it is desired. I do know proper draping methods. If it is I know the client is more modest and may not want erotic/sensual techniques. If they do not want draping then I assume that they most likely want the erotic/sensual techniques and “happy ending” or “release”. If I am unsure I always ask.
I hope this explains some of the terminology of the massage ads. So many of my clients have no idea how to know if they’ll be getting a therapeutic or sensual massage – or something in between.
Non Erotic/Sensual Verbage:
- LMT or CMT (Licensed or Certified Massage Therapist. They generally abide by the sexual ethics taught in massage school and their boards of certification)
- Draping Required (while I haven’t found it explicitly stated in the laws that draping is legally required, again, this is part of a code of conduct used to maintain ethics)
- Strictly Therepeutic
- Different fees are listed for different time frames/modalities
- A flat rate or no rate is listed
- Saying “you will be happy at the end”
- Draping optional
- Sexy/revealing photos (as in many asian ads)
- A price over $100/hr ( the national average is $60/hour for incall)
- Nudity is offered
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