For the person who has never experienced a professional;massage they wouldn’t know that there are private practice therapist experienced therapists who will provide a superior massage for the same price, If you add the base fee plus the suggested 20% tip the client has paid as much as charged from a seasoned therapist. I do not accept tips and have been in practice 22 years. I received a series of massages as a birthday gift. Out of the 6 only one massage was up to massage standards. I am not a fan of deep tissue. However, I left feeling beaten up and disconnected. Motrin was necessary to ease the post massage discomfort. Unfortunately, I do not have a large advertising budget to bring in new clients., but I do have the referrals from my regular clients..