How It Works
Booking your massage is simple: Download the app. Fire it up, and create an account.
Now you’ll select what kind of massage you want, whether you’re looking for an office shoulder rub (no, you can’t get stark naked in your office and get a total-body massage), if you want a couples massage, and/or if you’d like to rebook a therapist you’ve had before.
You’ll indicate whether you want a male or female masseuse, the length of your massage (60, 90, or 120 minutes), and select the time (Soothe operates from 8 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week, in select cities). If you live in a major city with difficult parking, leave a note for the mausseuse on the app detailing where to go (you’ll have to pay if there’s a meter or parking garage).
Like you, I had a barrage of questions about the etiquette of an on-demand, in-home massage. Do I answer the door in a robe? Is lighting candles and dimming the lights super freaking creepy? Should I offer my masseuse a beverage?
(P.P.S I did all three.)
What I learned: Treat your masseuse like a guest, but don’t feel bashful. They’ll appreciate a glass of water and some small talk while they set up the table (they provide sheets, music, and all matter of oils and lotion). Hate small talk? Use this time to discuss the areas you’d like them to focus on; note if you have any injuries; talk about the type of pressure you like; and indicate what you’d like to get out of the experience (like if you want help to recover from training strains, work out a kink, or just relax).
If you’re comfortable keeping your boxers or briefs on, that’s cool. But if you wanna ditch the duds, the masseuse will leave the room to wash their hands while you undress and get under the sheet.
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