When your job is literally to spend your entire day touching other people, things are bound to get a little awkward sometimes.
So it goes without saying that massage therapists probably all have some pretty horrible stories.
If you’re in the mood to cringe and maybe gag a little, check out the worst of the worst.
“Suck Up The Disgusting Parts”
Let me see… I treat a (retired) politician’s wife who always has gas. She somehow always manages to fart in my face. Who knew this would be a part of the job?
There’s warts, smelly feet, skin eruptions and wounds; blackheads, whiteheads, fungal infections; sweat, body hair and erections. The list goes on…
I had a 500lb man who had a yeast infection in his “folds”. Good god, I did not sign up for this! I don’t know what was worse his smell or the fear that I would land on his naked body if the table collapsed.
The worst one I’ve had though was a guy that was covered, and I mean COVERED in blackheads. They were huge. Like little black missiles waiting to ignite. I took one look and covered him up. Worked through the sheets with gloves. Every time I touched him I could see them wriggle out of his skin under the white sheet. At the end, it was covered in the left overs of him. So gross!
Being a therapist is great, but you do have to suck up the disgusting parts. (beejeans13)
Boners, boners everywhere, and not a drop to drink. (unoriginalusername)
“I have hair.”
I have one as a client. I was at a massge school, recieving a massage from a student. Everything was going well enough, and she asked if I liked scalp massage; I said “sure”. I heard the lotion dispenser pump three times before my mind could wrap itself on the horror that was about to be inflicted upon me, a scalp massage with lotion. I have hair. (GreenStrong)