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And by the way, have I ever told you the crazy story of how I invited Amy to get a free massage with me at a fancy, hoity, toity spa?

It is the kind of place that has dim lighting, serene music, and pleasant smells that do not naturally occur in a home with eight children. There was nary a whiff of baking bread, Scrubbing Bubbles, or dirty diapers.

I had been given a complimentary massage for myself and a guest, and I invited Amy to be my guest. We had filled out some pre-appointment paper work stating that we both requested a female masseuse, and that we declined the booty massage. I'm pretty sure they termed it as something other than "booty massage", but that's what it boiled down to.

At the time I had a shiny, new, nursing baby, who was still in the "I only ever wake up to eat" stage, so I brought her with me, thinking I would let her snooze in her infant carrier while I had the massage.

Well, apparently, it is simply ill mannered to bring a child into a spa. I learned that day that spa personnel and spa goers do not want to see, hear, or know about children during their spa experiences. The management informed me that I would have to step outside with the baby.

Not wanting to miss out on our relaxing treats, I brainstormed my options and decided I would phone a friend and ask if she could watch the baby in the car while we got our massages. (Hi, Lene!)

We waited in the car and chatted while waiting for my friend to get there. She finally arrived and we went back into the spa.

The management greeted us again and told us to go that way, get naked, and prepare for Steve and Chance to give us our massages. Okay, they said it much fancier than that, but that's what it boiled down to.

Amy and I looked at each other and then at the manager. Amy asked, "Is there any chance that Steve and Chance are girls with trendy boy names?"

No. They weren't.

We looked at each other again and agreed that no matter how tense we were, there was no chance we were getting naked for strange men to rub oil on us.

So we all left and ate chocolate ice cream instead.

And I'm pretty sure Amy won't be taking me up on any more massage invitations.

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  1. Lol nice. They wouldn’t let you have a woman give the massage instead?

  2. I use to manage an intercoiffure salon/spa. That is the creme de la creme of salons. I cannot believe that what ever salon/spa you went to, would not allow a child to be there.We always allowed children. As a matter of fact,there were many times I would play with the children while their mother’s were attended to. My favorite was a little girl, about 10, who was mentally challanged. She was a doll. Evertime her mother came, I had stuff waiting for her to do and snack on. She loved peanut butter!
    While I live in CA, I used to get my hair done in West hollywood, at a prestigious salon/spa on Sunset Blvd. When people brought their children to the salon, the salon conceirge would bring the children finger foods to snack on while they waited. I would also have lattes while getting my hair done(I was 17 and my dad was paying then, Ha!)
    In our salon, we had male and female massage therapists. As employees, it was mandatory to utilize our massage therapists, nail technicians, hair stylists, and estheticians. I have had massages by both. They were wonderful. I thought I was going to be extremely unconfortable with the guy giving my massage. But I was fine. Actually he did a better job than our famale. We had lots of male clients(southern men) ask for him. He was that amazing. Most massage therapists and Chiropractors think of their clients in scientific terms…we are just muscle mass and bones to them. My chiropractor is a male. He also does deep tissue massage. I will never seen another Chiropractor other than him-He is is simply amazing. I really don’t the gender matters too much. As long as it is a completely professional environment. At the Spa you were at…I would have hit the door as soon as they asked me to remove my child. At least you were nice nice enough to accomodate them. I don’t see why they could not have given the male therapist to a client who did not care about a gender preference. We did that often.

  3. Enjoyed the post, you have a way with words! :) Too bad they wouldn’t accommodate your request.

  4. Oh buddy! I thought goofy stuff like that only happened to me?! I say ice cream is better than a massage any day! (Although I’ve been aching for a good back rub…hmmm.)

  5. Feeling a little upset about your post… I understand your feelings about having your baby there..
    About the male therapist.. a good massage therapist is always professional, whether male or female . There is nothing sexual about it, and no need to worry. In fact, as Christina said, sometimes they give a better massage because they are stronger. I understand you come from a different background. The “booty” (gluteal; ) massage is important if you have low back issues, as there are many muscles that attach there, that may be pulling on your back or on your legs. Nothing sexual about that either… there is always professional draping that keep all private parts and anything not being worked on at the time hidden… it may take some time to get used to, but its worth your effort to get comfortable, if you really want help with any back pain issues. Good luck in the future!