Pamela - Working in a massage parlor
How would you describe the environment of a massage parlor?
In this field, you need to exteriorize your sensuality and give a lot to the other person. Of course, there is a lot of competition; the most beautiful women are more in demand. There is a clientele for all body types. If you want regular clients, you canâ€™t only bet on beauty. You need to have personality, take good care of yourself, and be hygienic. As massage often includes body-to-body rubbing, clients are suspicious, and lots are scared of SSTIs. Thatâ€™s the reason they go to massage parlors. Masseuses generally have more restrictions (not always!), and rarely is there penetration, and not always fellatio or sexual acts.
What distinguishes a good massage parlor from a bad one?
A good place is clean, and everything fits within the norms: the girls offer the same options, the atmosphere and decor are good, and the receptionist does her job well. Prices can vary from one place to another. When prices are high, this draws a richer clientele and vice versa. When prices are low, clients are sometimes more demanding; and a difficult client drives the masseuses mad.
How do you find a good massage parlor?
You can call different places to ask questions, but they will all give you the same answers! You really have to visit the place to see the condition of the salon --- cleanliness, equipment, etc. Being there gives you a chance to meet the other women, ask questions, and feel the dynamic. Try a day, and if it does not work out, leave! You have the choice of shopping for good working conditions.
Is it lucrative?
It depends. It varies enormously, you canâ€™t anticipate anything. Clients often arrive all at the same time: rush hour. The massage parlor will normally charge about 50$ for an hour, and will keep it all.
What are the extras?
Prices and the extras offered vary from one place to another but usually itâ€™s:
â€˘ 40$ including a massage with your hands, plus a hand job (penis masturbation). The masseuse keeps her clothes on;
â€˘ 60$ including a hand job and the masseuse takes her top off. She may take her bottom off, but we try to keep full nudity at 80$. That includes a Thai massage (naked, body-to-body rubbing, with oil to massage). I usually get 100$ including the tipâ€¦ Iâ€™ve already had 160$ without a fellatio!!
Clients sometimes give you good tips thinking it may come back to them in one way or another! It is possible to play with them and create illusions!
What are the most risky extras for your health?
You must always verify your hands before a massage. If there are cracks, cover them with band-aids to prevent SSTI and HIV transmission. If you offer hand jobs, be careful when he ejaculates: so you donâ€™t get any in your eyes, or elsewhere. Some massage parlors may offer fellatio and penetration; and this creates risks for your health, if you do not protect yourself with a condom. It is important to protect yourself all the time, and get tested on a regular basis.
Is it the same in every massage parlor?
No, but it should be. Some well-established places have contacts with the police and offer more extras.
Do some massage parlors oblige masseuses to offer extras?
Yes, but indirectly. If all of the masseuses working at the parlor are offering fellatio, and only one masseuse refuses to offer it, the clients are not going to see her: and she wonâ€™t make money. You have to look for a massage parlor, where masseuses offer the same services that you want to offer.
Are there less lucrative periods during the year? How do you compensate for
Less lucrative periods are: September, when the kids are going back to school, Christmas, and family holidays, and the July construction vacation. How do I compensate? By putting money aside. During a slow period, I work in 2 places at the same time, and I make myself more available.
Do you need to be a certified masseuse to work? If not, does it help?
No, you donâ€™t need a certificate to work, but it helps! There are not a lot of masseuses that offer real massages. Usually it is more caressing than massaging. So it can help to distinguish you from your competition, and build up a regular list of customers. Clients really appreciate the massage because it is more complete. It is also a good way to have more control over your client; he thinks less about sex, when heâ€™s completely relaxed.
When giving a massage, how much time goes to the massage versus the extras?
It is about 30 minutes for the massage, and the other half is for the extras.
How do you prevent fatigue?
A good dayâ€™s work is about 7 clients, so it is physically demanding! I often have tendonitis. I try not to work too hard with my fingers and wrists; and I use my forearms and elbows more if the client wants a deep massage. I use my weight rather then my muscles to massage; you just have to bend over your client, and let your body weight fall on your arms. While you are working, relax during your breaks, do circular movements with your arms, and, at night, stretch your body to the max.
What are your work-related expenses and what materials should the salon supply?
The salon supplies you with massage oil, alcohol to disinfect your hands (if you touch your clientâ€™s penis) and to clean your clientsâ€™ hands, plus fresh towels. You have to supply body lotion, perfume, sexy outfits and high heels, make-up.
What are the most frequents requests?
Fellatio. Personally, I stopped doing Thai massages. I have a boyfriend and donâ€™t want to go further than hand jobs. For insistent clients, who ask to lick you, or to offer extras that you donâ€™t want to do, you find excuses like: my skin is too sensitive, I am having my period.
What is the difference between a good and a bad client?
A good client is a client who accepts your limits and stays calm on the table, allowing you to have more control; and one that tips! A bad client is one that is always trying to sit on the table; a controlling and stubborn client; a client thatâ€™s always trying to get more extras.
What mistakes do beginners make?
A beginner might be insecure and doesnâ€™t know where to start; the client will sense this, and try to guide her to do what he wants! A massage should proceed by steps: from therapeutic to sensuality. When I meet a newcomer masseuse, I take the time to answer her questions, I share tips, and I contribute to reducing her stress. Other masseuses will not necessarily share their secret techniques, but will answer her questions.
How do you deal with work and a love relationship?
My boyfriend doesnâ€™t know everything. For us working girls, it is clear: a client is a client, and nothing else. But boyfriends can have trouble understanding that, so many workers lie about their work (ex: I am a receptionist): or omit some details (ex: I am an erotic masseuse but I donâ€™t offer hand jobs).