Islam is quite an interesting religion and we should treat it with dignity. I know masseurs who massaged Islamic women, but they were in clothes. There are also cases when a husband or brother is present at the massage, for example. This is the health of their women, which needs to be taken care of.
For the article, I found the words of famous people who revere the religion of Islam. Let’s read their opinion
• Opinion of Sheikh Abdul Khaliq Hasan Ash-Sharif, a well-known Azharite scholar:
“Islam calls on Muslims to resort to modern scientific methods of treatment, if the prescriptions of Sharia aren’t violated”.
If we are talking about massage, it’s permissible provided that it doesn’t reveal the awrah (parts of the body that shouldn’t be exposed in the presence of other people).
There is nothing wrong with performing a massage to relax the muscles, if the following conditions are met:
1 – Awrah is covered.
2 – Massage is done by a person of the same sex, that is, a woman massages a woman, and a man massages a man. In all cases, massage should be carried out in an isolated place, away from people.
3 – The massage therapist must be a reliable person who will not tell anyone about the features of the body of his patients.
• Muslim scholar, Mufti Ebrahim Desai said:
“Therapeutic skin massage is performed by a person of the same sex as the patient and is allowed only in those parts of the body that aren’t awrah. For men, the area between the navel and knees is intimate. It’s allowed for a man to massage men with oil on the shoulders and back to the navel area.”
• Dr. Hatem Al-Haj, Associate Professor of Fiqh, Shariah Academy, American Islamic University (Minnesota):
“The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) ordered us to resort to treatment, saying: “Seek treatment, O servants of Allah.” Therefore, a Muslim should consult with competent specialists in order to receive the most suitable treatment for himself.
But we think that in matters of body health and spiritual freedom, one should be guided not by religious rules, but by one’s awareness and faith in the master.