If you’re new to spa or massage therapy, you might wonder what an outcall massage is. Why is it getting popular nowadays? And surely it has its own advantages.
An outcall massage is a kind of massage in which a therapist personally goes to the client’s place, instead of the client getting his/her massage at the spa or massage centre.
This is an easier way for most clients especially if they lead a busy life. The outcall massage is also highly suitable for clients who are homebound, less-abled and terminally ill.
With the above definition, the other commonly used terms are; home service massage, housecall massage, onsite massage or mobile massage.
Today, many therapists who perform this kind of massage procedure would usually go to the client’s homes, hotel rooms and businesses offices. They will bring along their massage tables and other necessary tools and equipment. Of course, the tools are depending on the type of massage that the client requested.
Due to the fact that massage therapy is unfortunately sometimes confused with the sex industry, therapists who offer outcall massage are generally careful and very clear with their clients.
When a client calls to make an appointment, the therapist will ask the following (but not limited to) questions to get more details to ensure there are no inappropriate services expected from the client.
1) Is this the first time the client is calling?
2) Who refer or where does the client heard about the therapist?
3) How long is the session that the client desire?
4) Does the client prefer female or male therapist?
5) What kind of massage does the client desire?
6) When does the client want the massage?
7) Where does the client want the massage?
At the end of the call, the therapist will specify the rates, and upon agreement from the client, he or she will arrange transportation to the client’s place. Most of the times, a genuine therapist may also remind the client that sexual services are not offered.
In some cases, a massage therapist will only offer outcall massage at home to trusted regular clients, or to clients who have been recommended by other therapists.
Outcall massage sessions require the massage therapist to devote a great deal of travel time and setup time to the session. Therefore, the prices quoted are usually higher, and some even charge double of the amount. This is because the therapist has factor in the travel time, setup and take-down time, the personalised service and as well the wear and tear on his/her vehicles and equipment. The transaction is usually preferred to be in cash.
I hope you have a great understanding of outcall massage by now. Why not pick up the phone, check your local listing and call one to have a pampering session.