Advice from MassageExchange.com
Members with the most detail in their commentary are likely the members who would be the most responsive. When you contact those members, be sufficiently detailed yourself in your e-mail. Make sure you include enough information so that the recipient can get to know you. If you're inexperienced, that's OK; just say say. Experienced members often welcome new members and enjoy sharing their experience. Similarly, if you're an experienced massage professional, please be welcoming to our less experienced members.
Arranging a Meeting
Always exchange a few e-mails before disclosing your personal details. When you're ready to set up an exchange, make sure you exchange mobile phone numbers in case there are last minute problems.
Many members prefer to meet beforehand, at, say, a coffee shop to talk first. That's up to you both. Please be sensitive to your new friend's wishes if they wish to do so.
Never turn into a "no-show". If you have a last minute issue, call the member! Otherwise you may end up with a bad review on our site.
When your exchange partner arrives, if for whatever reason you feel uncomfortable, it is within your right to decline the exchange. Please do so politely.
Your Massage Session
Create a great massage exchange atmosphere:
- Make sure the room is sufficiently warm. Since you're normally unclothed, the massage room should be several degrees above normal room temperature.
- Make sure the room is clean and uncluttered
- Have a place where your partner may place their clothes and jewelry. A tray or bowl for rings/watches, etc is a nice touch.
- Make sure you have sufficient supplies on hand: clean massage sheets, sufficient massage oil for both parties, small towels to clean your hands.
- Offering your friend your shower before and/or after the massage is often very welcome.
- Pay attention to your personal hygiene. You may wish to shower before-hand if you've had an active day. A warm shower feels great before a massage as it releases the muscles.
- Turn off all phones and other distractions.
- Make sure you've allocated adequate time for sharing. A massage session is usually one hour per person, so that means at least 2 hours. No-one likes to be rushed or short-changed of their time.
- Do you have soft music you can play in the background? That would be great!
- Lighting should be subdued, but not dark.
- Have water on hand. Massage releases toxins from the muscles and drinking plenty of water is recommended after the massage.
- When applying oil, place the oil in your hands first to warm it up, then on the partner.
- Ask for verbal feedback during the session.
- Respect your partners requests and limits.
- Be courteous and caring
After your Session
We encourage all members to share a review of their session with our other members. Click the button on your partner's profile to do so. The review process keeps our members apprised of our members and also acts as a safety net for the rare (fortunately) poor attitude or no-show.