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How much should I tip a massage therapist?

Asked by P-Rud (15points) January 29th, 2007
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nomtastic's avatar
i was told $5 - $10, but i wonder if that's low.
gailcalled's avatar
Depends on what he/she is in the sticks, people don't tip...just cookies or candles at Christmas. $10 seems a lot.
sjg102379's avatar
I think it's 15-20%, like most of the rest of the service industry.
Supergirl's avatar
Agree with sjg 15-20% is the norm
lilakess's avatar
yep, sadly it's 10-20% of the service. I heard that if the person owns the shop/store/salon, then you don't have to tip, but I've never been sure about that.
lilakess's avatar
except for the pizza delivery guy, he just gets a few bucks (I do it on how far he had to drive), and I don't give mani/pedi people that much etiher.
gailcalled's avatar
Do you guys live in coastal cities? It was traditionally true that owners of salons, etc didn't get tips, but that may have changed. 20% seems a huge addition to fee for massage therapist. You wouldn't tip a chiropractor, acupuncturist, tai chi teacher or physical therapist, would you?
gailcalled's avatar
Pizza guy seems different (like a waitperson). He is probably getting minimum wage and hasn't been trained for skillful work. Or maybe that is just his day job.
luvmeeluvmenot's avatar

Pizza delivery people live off of their tips, it’s greedy people that leave a dollar that piss me off. I am a delivery girl. Not everyone that delivers pizza is an unskilled worker. I am extremely skilled with 3 associate degrees and working on a double bachelors degree!!! I work part time to buy books, school expenses, and food. I do what I have to to get through school. I love when customers comment on my skill or choice of job, because in a few short years they will probably be serving me! Listen folks, be kind TIP YOUR DRIVERS!!!

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