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Submitted by Yosef  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Question: My mother-in-law is a frum trained massage therapist - who applies massage to women only. My question: under what conditions is it halachically permissible for a married woman to give a man (not her husband) a massage? Answer: Never!!! ------------------------ Why would this be so? Why wouldn't a massage (assuming it's in a genuine therapeutic context ) go into the catergory of Shelo Derech Chiba (such as a physical therapist, or a doctor) ? Perhaps you mean to say that it's muchzak that it will cause hirhur (which is interesting) and hence shelo derech chiba would not apply?
Answer:

HaRav Moshe Feinstein zatzal writes a number of places that even a handshake is not permitted. While ostensibly it is not "derech chiba", who can be certain of themselves that they will not have hirhurim.

Certainly massage is much more problematic than a handshake.

posted:2010-04-04 08:46:54

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