What really matters most is that you feel comfortable with the massage therapist that you will be working with. There aren’t many benefits from a massage if you do not feel comfortable throughout the experience. Massage therapy should be something that you personally enjoy. Studies show that for the most part people tend to pick service providers that are of the same gender that they are. This can be for a variety of reasons and in some cases, they may not even know why they made the choice that they did.
However, when you are ready to enjoy massage therapy services, ask yourself whether or not it really matters what gender they are. In fact, maybe you will be missing out on a certain technique or approach that might most benefit your specific needs simply because of a judgment that you made based on their gender. Of course, in the end, the choice is absolutely yours. What matters more than anything else is that you can feel comfortable with the final choice of your massage therapist.