Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan
Question: What does Islam say about getting massage? I am a guy, will it be sinful to get massage from a lady?
Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,
I pray this finds you in the best of health and states.
It is permissible to get a massage, but sinful to allow a member of the opposite gender to touch you. A man may get a massage only from a man, and a woman only from a woman. Moreover, one may not reveal one’s nakedness (`awra) for the sake of the massage.
For details of a man’s nakedness in front of others, please see:
For details of a woman’s nakedness in front of other women or men, please see:
For a comprehensive and detailed explanation of nakedness (`awra), please see:
And Allah knows best.
Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani