Masseuse in London

The only difference between a massage therapist and a masseuse in London is that the former refers to a massage professional of any gender and the latter applies to females. Education is key when it comes to referring to RMTs as therapists instead of masseuses. Synergy Massage in London has both male and female Registered Massage Therapists. Commonly, people refer to RMTs as masseuses, but a masseuse relates solely to females. In this article by Synergy Massage, we will talk about some of the differences between a massage therapist and a masseuse in London.

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Massage therapists manipulate muscles and other soft tissues in the body to relieve pain, reduce stress and improve general well-being. They first discuss the symptoms, medical history and expectations with the client and then determine the best techniques, or modalities, to use. They use their hands, fingers, forearms, elbows and feet to knead the body, and they may apply lotions and oils.


Current practitioners prefer the term “massage therapist” to “masseur” and “masseuse” because the gender-specific designations have sexual connotations. Despite this step toward neutrality, gender can be an important factor in job searching and success. Male massage therapists almost never find work in spas and other venues used primarily by women due to customer fears of sexual harassment. Conversely, young female massage therapists are propositioned throughout their career.


Massage therapists need physical strength and dexterity to manipulate muscles and exert pressure and physical stamina to be on their feet through most of the day. They must empathize with a patient’s physical, emotional and mental states and be able to listen carefully and communicate verbally. They also require the ability to decide the best treatment to use among several options.

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