Massage Team

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What do you call a person who does massage professionally?

Does it depend if the therapist is male or female (“Masseur”/”Masseuse”)? Where they work (Massage “Parlor”/ Massage Clinic)? Or should we simply use the unisex term “Massage Therapist“?

Let me first explain what is a Masseuse and Masseur. These are both French words, and both are gender specific. While many English speakers commonly misinterpret the gender connotations, Masseuse is a female term and Masseur is male. These terms are (and have been for a long time) used quite commonly in Europe without any negative association. If you ask someone outside of the United States, you are more likely to have one of these two terms returned as the answer when asking “What do you call someone who does massage?”.