Thinking of getting a sensual massage? We don’t blame you! After all, a sensual massage is a great way to relax after a stressful week at the office, and a professional masseuse can get rid of those painful kinks and soothe those tense muscles.
Interestingly, many customers seem to struggle when it comes to figuring out how much to tip a massage therapist once the treatment is over. To help, we’re devoting this blog post to proper tipping etiquette!
How Much to Tip & When to Do It?
Many would argue that the tipping rate truly depends on your opinion of the level of service you experienced, as well as your thoughts on the service you paid for. However, as we’ll discuss below, there are general hospitality rates that most clients abide by. As for when to tip, it is common for clients to wait until after the final bill has been given, which typically takes place after the massage has been performed.
General Hospitality Rate
Most customers use the general hospitality rate to tip their massage therapist properly. This involves tipping an additional 15 to 20 percent based on the total amount of the bill. The general hospitality rate applies to most service industries in the western world, especially in North America. So, think of it this way; it’s just like tipping the wait staff at your favourite restaurant!
Instead of using the general hospitality rule, some clients tip based on performance. If you think your masseuse provided a fantastic experience, then feel free to tip beyond the typical 15 to 20 percent. If you see the same professional on a regular basis and you’re consistently happy with their service, feel free to tip generously!
How Much to Tip for a Private Massage
As with the general hospitality rate, the standard tip for a private massage ranges from 15 to 20 percent of the total bill. However, when in doubt, always ask your masseuse!
Use Your Judgement
If you’re unhappy after a massage, you’re not required to tip. However, we recommend talking to the manager or the masseuse to relay your feelings. These comments may be awkward to express but, in reality, this feedback can be vital and help the massage parlour correct their wronged ways.
At Le Penthouse, we’re committed to doing our best to meet every request! These special requests might include an erotic show and a four-handed massage, which requires a reservation in advance. Our beautiful professionals take their jobs seriously and have several years of experience when it comes to sensual massages.
If you have a preferred masseuse in mind, make sure to call before your appointment so we can accommodate accordingly. Some clients also prefer their massage therapist to have specific physical characteristics, and we proudly cater to your needs.
Different Room Options
We also offer three different types of rooms to suit your needs, as some clients prefer to spend a bit of time with their massage therapist before the service. The first is the Regular room, which is equipped with a massage table, shower, towel, water bottle, and massage oil. The Classic comes with the basics plus a futon, while the VIP offers the basics plus a very spacious shower, futon, whirlpool tub, and flat-screen television. If you’re looking to really relax and spend some quality time with a beautiful woman, we highly recommend the VIP.
How Much to Tip for a Massage at a Hotel Spa
Many all-inclusive hotel spas often include gratuity in the pricing, and automatically add it to the final bill. For this reason, it is vital to always carefully check over the final bill to ensure that the gratuity was not automatically added. Or, if you prefer, feel free to ask the representative at the front desk to inform you about the hotel spa’s tipping policy.
Should You Tip the Owner of the Spa or Salon?
Unless the owner of the spa or salon is the one performing the service, there is no reason to leave them a tip. However, if you have the financial means and are particularly impressed with the service at the spa or salon, tipping the owner is at your discretion.
Is There Ever a Time Not to Tip?
There are very few instances where it is recommended that you avoid tipping your masseuse. For example, if you are visiting an all-inclusive spa with a no-tipping policy, then it is understandable if you opt to not leave a tip. However, even if your experience is not a particularly memorable one, it is still recommended that you leave a tip, even if it is less than the standard 15 to 20 percent. Once again, for any negative experiences, we recommend speaking with the manager or a representative at the front desk, rather than withholding a tip.
Don’t be nervous about tipping the next time you visit a massage parlour. Just use your judgement and provide a 15 to 20 percent gratuity. If you’re interested in an erotic massage, check out Le Penthouse, which offers the best services in the Montreal area. Our staff is extremely professional and capable of handling all your deepest desires. Check out our website today to book an appointment!