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Though Phoebe was working as Massage Professional, why did she hate massage parlors? And convincing her friends not to go there?

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I'm guessing you are talking about the episode The One With The Fertility Test (S9Ep21):

Rachel receives a gift certificate to get a free massage at a chain massage center, which Phoebe doesn't want her to take advantage of as she feels it takes away business from independent massage therapists like herself.

What Phoebe doesn't tell Rachel is that she's one of the employees at the very same massage center. However, she has a hard time concealing her identity to Rachel, her client, during her massage.


While Phoebe hates these massage chains she works for one

... because it's good money ... and they give me benefits, like medical and dental...

but she admits about feeling ashamed

... because I sold out for the cash

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I guess she also had an ick factor - she didn't want the possibility of massaging her roommates. –  wbogacz Dec 21 '12 at 13:43
    
Yes I was guessing same episode... –  Somnath Muluk Dec 21 '12 at 13:59

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