I retired from escorting, but....
....but I am very, very interested in becoming an erotic masseuse / body rub girl.
The only thing is, it does not seem like there is an Independent Massage section of MERB? Plus I can't find any alternative sites to advertise my new services.
Is it just not common for girls to be independent erotic masseuses? Is the only chance of securing steady business through a parlour? I hate others taking a cut of my money, especially when I have all the experience of managing myself.
If anyone could provide me with some answers, I would be greatly indebted
In the Quebec city section of Merb we talk about independent masseuses the same way we speak about independent escorts, in the same section. Because the service is a little different but it's not that different, you're still offering sexual services to a bunch of guys you barely know.
Maybe you can start your own website and advertise here. Good luuuuuuuuck!
You can place regular ads on annonce123 or backpage (and probably many others). The only thing is, for many men looking at these ads, massages (with options) is very close to doing incalls. If you want to strictly be in massages with maybe a manual happy ending, I suggest you make it very clear in your ads or you will attract some people having much higher expectations (and it may make for very unpleasant situations).
Regarding MERB itself, you can definitely post ads in the MP section, even if you are independant. No need to be affiliated with anyone. Ask the Mods, but I'm 95% sure they will tell you the same thing. And once you are known as an MP, you will get reviews in the regular massage section as well.
I hope to have been somewhat helpful
My understanding is that independent masseuse advertise on craigslist therapeutic or backpage bodyrubs but once they built loyal customer base they stop advertising regularly
There are not enough indy masseuses to justify a section, but they let you advertise either in the massage parlour or Indy section. The alternative sites are the same as for escorts and most have massage sections.
Originally Posted by Alannah Banks
It's pretty rare. You'll have to work hard at the beginning to secure steady business. Indy is a lot more work in the massage business because the parlours are very competitive. Location will be a big factor btw. Security is also an issue for an indy, especially if you work alone. Also, you'll have to manage an incall location. Hotel rooms and outcall are not ideal for massage. So that is an expense you'll have to take into consideration. Parlours are a good hassle free and secure alternative. On very active days you'll be able to make more clients in a parlour then if you're indy. The selection of the parlour is hugely important however. I'd recommend the higher end women run parlour if you are able to pass the selection.
Originally Posted by Alannah Banks
Can a new section be open? I'm sure you're not the only one independent erotic masseuse / body rub girl in MTL.
It may be true that there are not enough indy masseuses to justify a separate section. However, just the same, there are some indy masseuses who do seem to be successful. Within the Massage Review section, you will find several reviews of indy masseuses do seem to be quite popular - Lana, Carmen, Aniah, Roxanne, Mona, etc. However, it is true that their numbers pale in comparison to the number of girls working in massage parlours.
When I was masseuse, I was working at salons. I would post independent ads, book customers, inform them I was receiving at a Parlor and that they had to pay entry fees. That way, I had my own secured bookings and regulars, while profiting from the Parlor's traffic and established clientele. All I had to do, is inform the receptionist about the appointments I had already set myself so that she didn't book anyone else at the very same time.
Did working at a parlor make me a "dependent" masseuse? No.
For me, it basically meant I was avoiding renting a hotel room or appartment for my Incalls. Which for me, is a smart move. More money in my pockets and it allowed me to change places instead of staying at same appartment until the end of lease.
You should call a few Parlors and ask if they demand a certain cut. Some places demand one after each meeting, some just want a flat amount at the end of your shift, and some do not want any and let you keep all of your earnings. Free is always better, but that cut is actually your "renting" fees. You rent the Parlor to make your money. Just like a stripper pays a bar service to rent the club and make money. The places I've worked at only asked for 20-40$, that's nothing.
Most sites do not have an Independent Masseuse section, Parlors and indies advertise in same section. Just post in the regular Massage section and/or Escort section and specify you're offering massage sessions and not allowing coitus, or whatever else services you no longer offer. There is actually this lady Angel White, I believe, in the Merb Independent Escort section that advertises "No Sex"...
I'm mostly dancing at the moment. I don't know where I could advertise my contact dances at the club... Except Maryly, I haven't found any site with a Stripper section. So I post where I usually post when I'm escorting, it works perfectly.
Maybe start a thread where men here vouch for each other as being "low risk" clients, very unlikely to cause a problem for a woman. Then a masseuse could PM those members... If the situation is safer like this, maybe they'd be willing to offer low key visits.
Personally, I'm friendly with an aging asian MP who has been caught up in the new market -- where everyone provides extras, when she only wants to provide a good massage with a good finish. At best, she takes $40 for an hour, tip only, as the door fee goes to the owner, who does give her a reduced $20-$40 door fee because it's clear she's struggling. I imagine there are lots of women like her who are looking for an alternative... She'd be doing better no problem with 2-3 $50 private per day at her place. But it's a hassle to have to take calls all the time.
See my PM. Indy masseuses just need to find a safe place to work from (there are a few cooperative options). Then build a small loyal long-term client base. Pick and choose the clients like! After a while you can stop advertising and find your little niche.
Most importantly, there is a group of men who want a reliable, trustworthy masseuse who provides a light intimacy and a high end experience. But without the stress, hassle and risk of traditional GFE escort services.