Letter: Massage: the truth

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The Independent Culture
Sir: You have missed the point ("Paying for sex should not finish a politician", 29 March). It is not so much the Thai people who need sympathy as massage therapists. It is we who struggle to work professionally and safely while our name is inextricably and inaccurately linked with prostitution. Prostitutes use the word "massage" as a euphemism for paid sex, while massage therapists offer therapeutic treatment for medical conditions and alleviating stress. For those of us who strive to improve the image of massage therapy, your leader is infuriating.


Guildford, Surrey