Tuesday 1 March 2022

Massage Money Matters

Your friendly masseur, doing massage and other treatments, will not be drawing his pension any time soon so you will be able to see him for a number of years to come yet. He is, of course, as we all are, 21 again next birthday.

While doing a course on money matters – and it does ‘matter’ too – the origin of the word ‘pension’ goes back a few centuries. It can mean ‘payment for services’ at retirement, or earlier in some situations. It is from the Latin ‘pensionem’, meaning a payment or instalment.


When in one employment, some time ago (centuries?!), we manually prepared customers accounts on a simple system. One rubber-stamp was ‘Account Rendered’. This means a bill which has been sent, or about to be sent by post, but is not yet paid.

You will pay, or more tactfully, will be able to pay the masseur at the time of your visit to him, or in some cases, his visit to you. He will not render you an account, or give you bills, as you will have paid there and then, not paying on tick or on the never-never, i.e. hire purchase.


You will hopefully receive your money’s worth, and want to have more lovely massage or other treatment. Though to indulge, be pampered, give self a treat, may not always be one of your main motives if you have, say, a sports massage or a waxing. So some treatments may not exactly be lovely!

But you will look fine, we trust, after your waxing, or course of waxing, and eased of aches and pains through having a sports massage.

All contributions will be gratefully received, as the saying goes, financially, and verbally in expressing praise and compliments – many thanks! 

Come along to contribute to the masseur’s ‘trade’. You won’t be treated as an object or as a thing though, in that sense of trade, but a warm welcome awaits, for massage or whatever treatment you may choose.

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