The way I personally see it, dangers exist in every profession. As far as massage is concerned, surely there are some “pitfalls” which one (especially the ladies) should be aware of. We try to give our students (boys and girls) the necessary “enlightenment” in order to avoid misc. mishaps and awkward moments, when working on clients.
It is true that massage has been repeatedly misunderstood and continues to trouble many people around us even today. As I often tend to say, “massage” is one of the most innocent and “divine” services, which one person can offer to another. People who haven’t received a professional therapeutic massage treatment (there are still many of them), are the ones who tend to get confused and trouble some of us from time to time.
My approach as an instructor is to of course…”educate” these people. How is this possible? It is possible with our “moral principles” and our high level of professionalism, with our love and passion towards our work, with the respect which we show to our clients and of course the unique results of our work. Having taken all these factors in mind, there aren’t many chances for misunderstandings and mishaps left. Of course unless we intend to mislead and confuse people; but that’s another story.