By James Newman
The words "sensual massage" can conjure all sorts of images -- some more steamy than others.
It's a loaded phrase, certainly, but not necessarily in a negative sense, according to a FindAMasseur.com masseur.
“I like how the site is open to self expression of sensual massage by the massage therapist. Everyone has his own definition, so it is left open to the masseur," said a F.A.M. masseur. “It's important to do so”, he said, “Because communication between the client and the masseur is vital”.
In other words, the clients can communicate what they desire from a massage, and the masseur can relay back what kind of massages they do, so the client knows exactly to expect from the massage. If the client goes into the massage blindly, they could be disappointed, which neither party would want.
Sensual massage is, by definition, an extremely intimate act. Particularly when both the client and the masseur are gay, the massage can easily have sexual undertones. But a massage can also just be a massage.
"It can be arousing, either emotionally or physically, but there is more to sensual massage than just genital touching," the F.A.M. masseur said. "It's more of a caress, a caring touch -- a soft touch to the face or the body”.
"I've had a lot of clients who have come to me expecting genital touching, and they left with a sense of release, even without a sexual component," the masseur continued. "Sexual massage is quick and easy, but clients come back because they enjoyed the caress so much."
Despite the feelings of some masseurs, those kinds of requests will happen. Many massage therapists who don't advertise a sensual component to their services still get inundated with requests for sexual release.
“It comes with being in an online business – masseurs are going to get requests for many different kinds of massages, and they have to handle each case individually and professionally,” the F.A.M. masseur said.
Some masseurs have stopped advertising because they got unwelcome requests for massages with sexual components, but the F.A.M. masseur said that’s an overreaction.
“You just have to filter out the ones you’re not interested in and focus on the ones you do want to work with,” the masseur said.
Clients can best find what they are looking for by looking at reviews on FindAMasseur.com. These F.A.M. Approved Reviews can help bring the right clients and therapists together by offering detailed accounts of therapists' services.
Now, just because the phrase "sensual massage" can evoke sexual connotations, not all gay clients are looking for anything more than a strong rubdown.
"Plenty of guys don't seek a sexual massage," the masseur said. "A lot of gay guys really do just want a good quality male massage."
James Newman is a freelance writer currently living in Texas.
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