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    I am just curious, I have a massage booked for Tuesday, and I am not sure on tipping. What does everyone else do? I have never been for a proffessional massage, so I would like to not be that terrible, cheap customer.
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    I personally have never tipped for a massage by a massage therapist. I wouldn't tip a chiropractor, physiotherapist or doctor so I wouldn't tip another health professional either. I know that some people do tip but I'm not sure if it is the norm or not. I just know that I can't afford more than the massage actually costs!

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    I wouldn't tip if it were a doctor referred (as in covered by my medical insurance) either. I would only tip if it were a leisure type of thing. IMO MTs charge too much for a tip to be warranted. It's not like they work a minimum wage paying job like most tipping situations (wait staff, pizza delivery, etc). My coverage does not cover tips and if I tip, it means the less times I am able to go.

    I'm generally a pretty good tipper (15-30% at restaurants depending on level of service) but this is a situation where I feel that a tip should not even be expected IMHO.

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    I wouldn't tip a MT either. Never have and never will. They charge enough $/hour as it is and are considered well paid profession. For other things, such as: having my hair done, nails done, etc I will tip and it's about 15%. JMO.

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    I've never tipped a MT either.

    Glad to know I'm not the only one!

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    It depends if you go to a spa or a "medical"-type clinic.

    If it's a spa, then most people do, but if it's a place that has a chiro and physio, then most people don't.

    I have a cousin who is a RMT who has worked in a spa and I used to work at a rehabilitation centre with a RMT, so we once discussed this!

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