Am I Expected to Tip my

Massage Therapist?

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Am I expected to
tip my massage therapist?

Tips are not required, but are definitely appreciated.  

Massage therapists, like hairdressers, are professionals who work in the service business and whose jobs are labor intensive.  Massage therapy is listed as one of the most physically demanding careers there is.  

All massage therapists are not created equally.  A great massage therapist has spent a lot of money on professional education above and beyond standard coursework to learn the skills that make them exceptional at what they do.  

If you think your therapist did a great job by helping you get out of pain and you feel wonderful afterwards, why not say “Thank you” with a tip?  


How much do I tip?

Tips are entirely dependent upon you and the level of service you thought you received. Just like with a server at a restaurant, it is polite to tip 15-20% of your bill.  If the therapist really impressed you with their work, let them know with a generous tip.

Think about your own job for a minute.  How often are you officially recognized for going above and beyond at work?  How does it make you feel?  Tipping your therapist is a way to express your gratitude for their hard work in a way that is very meaningful to them. 

Ask Spoiled Rotten Massage

Feel free to reach out to us via phone (501-352-7438) or email. We are very happy to go over any questions you may have that were not covered here. 

Questions are how we learn.  There are no “bad” questions (except the ones that go “un-asked”), and you should not feel shy about asking something you don’t know – even if you think that it may be embarrassing.  There is a very good chance that you aren’t the first person who has asked that question.

Spoiled Rotten Massage abides by HIPAA standards.  So just like when you go to the doctor, any personal medical information provided will not be disclosed outside of HIPAA guidelines.