The Massage Therapist Kanye West, Katy Perry and Far more Pay to Bite (Yes, Bite) Them

 

There is the deep-tissue massage and then there is what Dorothy Stein delivers to huge-identify music sector clientele: the bite massage. Stein, 48, who has gone by the nickname "Dr. Dot" given that Frank Zappa bestowed it on her in 1988, has been delivering her unusual form of entire body function -- which consists of biting the backs of her consumers -- for as lengthy as she can bear in mind. "Massage and music [had been] instilled in me early on," says the Connecticut native, whose mom instructed her to bite her back as a kid for a much more intense massage. Want a Booty Like Nicki Minaj? 

Here's How to Get the Ideal Butt Crease But it wasn't until 1983 that Stein started off placing her hands -- and incisors -- on the backs of renowned musicians, commencing with Phil Collen. "I went to each and every Def Leppard show and massaged them.

 

I created a network with those individuals and at some point started out massaging bands to get into displays." The gigs weren't profitable, however.

 

Stein, who now expenses involving $150 and $250 an hour, worked for totally free until eventually 1994, when she started out generating $two,000 per week on the initial of 3 Rolling Stones tours. "[Drummer] Charlie [Watts] was the one who informed me I needed to be paid," she recalls. Cocoa-Sniffing, Moon Dust Smoothies and Much more Weird Music-Star Wellbeing Trends In the decades considering that, Stein has amassed a list of celebrity consumers so prolonged she can barely retain them straight: Katy Perry. Eminem. Courtney Adore and Robert Plant. to name a number of. Not all of them have opted for the bite, but she says Simon Cowell liked it ("he didn't want it too hard") even though "Juliette Lewis loved it." David Bowie and members of the Grateful Dead also had it performed, and Kanye West. whom Stein as soon as massaged in Berlin from 4 a.m. to six a.m. is a fan, also. "He listened to Jimi Hendrix and was incredibly down to earth."

 

Health-related professionals like Dr. Holly Phillips, author of The Exhaustion Breakthrough. increase worries about Stein's uncommon technique. Stein believes the action promotes blood circulation in the similar way cupping does, nevertheless, says Phillips, "about ten to 15 percent of human bite wounds turn out to be contaminated by bacteria. There is also the prospective for transmission of viruses like hepatitis B." But Stein ensures all consumers know her signature move is optional. "I'm not just going to bite someone," she explains. "Mariah Carey didn't want it. She's a germophobe."

 

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