This is going to sound like bragging, and I can't think of a way to word it differently to avoid that, so... oh well.
I'd never had a professional massage before, so I paid for one one day and it was amazing. But expensive. I was complaining about it to a bodybuilding friend of mine and he told me that he gets them for free by posting an ad on craigslist asking for professional LMTs who want to practice sports massage on a muscular body for free, and he has a rotation of several licensed therapists who schedule him to come into their practice and receive a massage for free.
Well, that's not really my comfort zone, and besides I was no where near his size so I couldn't imagine that any professional LMTs would want to massage me for free, but I posted on craigslist anyway, specifying that it was strictly professional massage that I was looking for and absolutely nothing sexual, from a licensed massage therapist. Of course that didn't stop the majority of emails to be from guys who weren't LMTs or even some who were but wanted to add a sexual component. But there were three who were LMTs and seemed to get that sexual stuff was not an option. And one happened to have a practice a block from my work, so I scheduled a time to go in.
It was fine, except he spent more than 50% of the time massaging my butt... and I'm pretty sure that's not typical in a regular professional massage. So I went back a second time and he kept "accidentally" brushing his hand across my junk. Just to spite him I made sure that nothing "arose" and never responded to his future emails asking when I'd like to come back in for another free massage.
Now, I'm lucky enough to have a boyfriend who is all to happy to give me a massage.