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Bloopers!

Let's face it, most of us are human. We all make mistakes. Our clients make mistakes. Let's show the new massage therapists joining us that these things do happen! This is just to add a little light hearted humor to our day.

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Latest Activity: Aug 15, 2018

Since I started it, I feel that it's my responsibilty to be the first to share! While educating my client on proper body mechanics and how to "always be aware of your posture and movement", I went down 3 stairs on my rear. No worries, no harm done! Still living with the embarassment.

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The trick chair

I was about to begin a massage with one of my regular clients.  She put her stuff on a chair in the room.  She then sat down on the massage chair.  The face cradle covers were on some shelves behind…Continue

Started by Karl Dean Aug 15, 2018.

I fell down and went boom. 1 Reply

Hello everyone,Just had another blooper that I thought I'd share. I was working yesterday and had moved my rolling stool to the edge of the table to do some stretches. After a bit I decided to sit…Continue

Started by Jody C. Hutchinson. Last reply by Marissa Dec 11, 2009.

An accidental blooper: ouch

I had a bad day last Friday. My oldest client, 91 years, has trouble rolling over. I usually lift her up and help her turn over. Well, Friday she was having trouble and I used my forearm to roll her…Continue

Started by Jody C. Hutchinson Oct 26, 2009.

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Comment by Heide Metzger on February 19, 2011 at 11:27pm

I believe the housecoat is your best bet Travis, but don't forgot to grab their regular close too as you run out the door!

 

I remember waiting in the outer office as a new client (very spry 92 year old man) was getting undressed and on the table. After awhile I knocked on the door, asked if he was all ready and heard nothing. I waited a few more seconds and tried again, then opened the door. Just then he was raising up the sheet to get on the table stark naked and in mid leg lift. He had taken his hearing aid out and never heard me knock!

Comment by Travis Alligood on February 19, 2011 at 9:20pm

This group has not had any Bloopers lately, Can anyone give me a suggestion other than bailing out and getting out of the building if the fire alarm goes off complete with sprinkler system and the table gets soaked and put out my candles. I do keep a cotton housecoat type coat in case the client has to make a fast move to the outside of the building. Anyone care to share any comments. This has not happened to me yet, but just in case.

Comment by marc joe-joe franz wesson on October 26, 2010 at 8:11pm
Hi. I work for a huge luxurious resort and spa, every thing is top of the line you know guest are king, we have to be very personal with then, so here i am greeting my guest, introducing myself asking what her goals are for this session, then as i was telling her how to to get on the table, on this sheet under this one, to finish the introductory i look at her and ask have you had a massage before???? her eyes open wide, looks at me and says yes marc with you about 4weeks ago!!!!! i was so in barest you have know idea Bwaaahaaahaaahaaahaaaahaaaaa. so i learned that even when you do 1,300+ massages a year pay attention to everyone's face :)
Comment by Christine Hughes on October 25, 2010 at 3:37pm
Massage oil up the nose
I have been doing massage therapy for 23 years. It was about my seventh year of doing massage, I was working on a client and I asked her if I could use some arnica oil on her, she said yes. I said would you like to smell it? She was lying prone, so I put the bottle up to her nose and squeezed it, well it went up her nose! I felt terrible. I offered an apology, she started laughing ,so did I we both had a good belly laugh. Lucky for me I had been seeing her for years
Comment by Tara Keeling on September 20, 2010 at 12:50pm
Hmmm no new stories in a while... maybe this counts.. I had a new client one evening and discussed the procedure of getting onto the table and what I would do and blah blah blah... Well either I was not precise enough or he just did not even listen to me. When I entered the room (after knocking, of course) I found my client sitting in only his little white underpants! I definitely was more embarassed than he was, he really didn't even care. I quickly ushered him to the table and under the sheets. Now every time I have a new client, I make sure I'm very clear about where I want them when I enter the room!
Comment by Erica Olson on August 9, 2010 at 10:11am
I live in the Colorado Rockies and my boyfriend and I have a small hobby farm. In the summer, we have goats, turkeys, and rabbits, along with a couple of dogs and a cat. Oftentimes, we'll let the goats free range as mobile weedeaters.

Goats like grass and weeds, but they like grain even more. A LOT more. Unfortunately, too much grain at once can make them very sick or even kill them.

The other day, the goats discovered the cooler where we keep our turkey feed. I'd just gotten a new bag and the cooler hadn't shut all the way. The goats had gotten the cooler open, ripped apart the bag, and were merrily gorging themselves on the feed.

Of course, I discovered this while I had a client at the house, about a minute before he was going to get on the table.

I threw my Chakos on and went running out of the house. I barreled down the stairs and raced towards the turkey coop, hollering at the goats the entire way. They scattered like a school of fish and I slammed the cooler lid down, only to hear my client on the deck behind me, applauding me and cheering on my goatherding skills. *facepalm* (Luckily, he was a good friend . . . but still!)
Comment by Rachel E on July 6, 2010 at 7:49pm
Well, during my 90 minute session, I experienced some flatulence from my body. Not sure if my client heard, but if so, he was nice and didn't say anything. More than 1/2 way through, Mother Nature called me, and I had to excuse myself to use the restroom. Again, my client was very good natured about it. But, now I know to use the restroom prior to a long session.
Comment by Marissa on January 15, 2010 at 5:59pm
It's been awfully quiet here lately! I'll share! For some reason recently, I have had an abundance of too eager to get on the table clients. They're cracking me up. Most of them are half stripped down before I'm out the door to wash up! A few of them have caught themselves in mid-strip and become embarrassed. I, of course, make light of it and respond with a "keep your clothes on, I'm going!". Lots of chuckles and the massage goes on...
Comment by Marissa on November 24, 2009 at 6:43pm
Welcome new members! Glad you are here and thanks for sharing. Laughter is truly the best medicine. Take a look at all our stories and you'll feel better in no time! :)
Comment by Geoff Pritchard on November 21, 2009 at 9:48pm
My most memorable blooper...I was renting a room for only a month while changing massage locations. In this temp space, I had to bring all my stuff for my sessions - including a space heater. Well, I'm setting up for my first appointment and as soon as I turn it on, I blow the power to the room. I'm not too concerned because fortunately it didn't affect the rest of the studio. BUT, after a couple minutes I learn that the alarm system is located in my room and without power it starts to beep REALLY loud. So, now the other couple therapists and their clients who are in the studio hear the beeping and I couldn't find the fuse box. So, I'm scrambling around the office looking for it, calling the studio owner to figure out where it's at...and then actually needed to interrupt an appointment to flip the fuse. Of course, my client had to arrive in the middle of the chaos and I had to escort her into a pitch black room to wait until I fixed the issue. I could only laugh about it, but I made sure I had a different space heater the next time. Lesson learned!
 

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