View Full Version : Do you tip a massage person?

August 5th, 2017, 11:35 PM
I went to a couple a long time ago, but I don't remember tipping. If it's their business are you supposed to?

K. McEuen
August 5th, 2017, 11:46 PM
I think most do, much like you tip your hairdresser.

August 6th, 2017, 01:00 AM
I would say yes,I always have.

August 6th, 2017, 01:04 AM
What % would you suggest?

August 6th, 2017, 01:38 AM
I do 20%. Same as my hairdresser.

August 6th, 2017, 06:27 AM
Yes you should give them a tip. 15%-20% is the norm.

August 6th, 2017, 10:04 AM
Yes and at least 20%.

August 6th, 2017, 01:23 PM
Thanks! I wasn't quite sure because it's been so long. When I was a baker I used to see a chiropractor. Now I'm just stressed. lol

August 7th, 2017, 06:28 PM
I tipped 20% when I was going. That little girl saved my body and my sanity the last year I worked.

August 7th, 2017, 06:54 PM
I tipped 20% when I was going. That little girl saved my body and my sanity the last year I worked.

I was going to an older Japanese gentleman for Shiatsu Massage. It helped my sanity too, but he was lingering to long after awhile if you know what I mean. :icon_heh:

August 7th, 2017, 07:37 PM
The place where I get my full body massages (affiliated with a hosp.) does not permit tipping or gifts. I have a female therapist. It might be time to find a new therapist. I get a massage every 4 wks. It relieves a lot of stress & relaxes my muscles. I do not get your particular type of massage.

August 8th, 2017, 12:25 AM
My daughter is a massage therapist in Ontario and doesn't received tips. Most payments go thru Workers Comp, Insurance Companies and she sends in the forms. I think she would love to receive a 20% tip....neither does the Chiropractor she works with. Interesting.

August 8th, 2017, 12:28 PM
Just an FYI, there are places, like....the franchise spa type places, that don't allow the therapists to accept or keep tips. My daughter worked for one and they were required to turn down all tips or turn them in to be shared by all.

August 8th, 2017, 10:38 PM
The franchise I used had a place on the receipt to add a tip and also there were envelopes in the room so you could leave a tip. I assumed it was normal to tip so I did. As I said in my previous post she helped my so much that I didn't mind tipping her well.

August 9th, 2017, 06:58 PM
I do 20%. Same as my hairdresser.

That's what I do.