Unlike internet e-mail, photos on MassageExchange.com are not "sent" as attachments. Instead, members upload photos to their photo gallery for others to view. Members with photos have a Photo Gallery button on their profile to display their photos.
One photo may be designated as your Primary Photo, which is displayed directly on your profile and included in notifications sent to others.
MassageExchange.com has three galleries:
Each gallery may hold up to 26 images.
Photos uploaded to your Private Gallery photos are private. You may grant access via a Photo Pass.
To allow a member to view your Private Gallery, send a
Recipients who receive your Photo Pass will see (at the top of the message you've sent) a button to view your Private Gallery photos:
Fraud has become too common on the Internet. Many social networking sites have attempted to address this issue in various ways. MassageExchange.com has addressed member verification via optional* (and free) Credentials. Credentials are documents that verify identity, training, or professional status; see Credential Categories below.
Credentials fall into one of these categories:
† Tip: We'd suggest that you redact (block out) the driver license number, social security or similar number, your signature, birthday day/month (but not year), and street address.
Certificate of Completion
Massage Therapist License
Certificate of Completion
A Professional Credential is necessary to verify your status. New Student/Therapist accounts will be classified as Enthusiast until a Professional Credential is uploaded to one's Credentials Gallery. Identity and/or General Credentials are optional.
Our staff will review your credentials to verify your status, however your Credentials Gallery is otherwise private. If you have privacy concerns, do not share your Credentials with other members, or, perhaps, only with those you trust.
Members with approved credentials will show these verification icons next to their username:
|Identity verified by uploading a driver license or similar document
|Professional Status Verified
|Formal bodywork training and/or their bodywork therapist credentials verified by uploading one or more official documents (diplomas, etc.)
A Credentials Pass can only be sent with an e-mail. Viewing a sender's Credentials Gallery requires the same permissions as reading their e-mail: ① the sender or viewer must be , or ② both are , or ③ the Credentials Pass was sent with a T-mail.
Recipients who receive your
Only the last! Hover over them (or tap them) to see explanation.
|☆ Set as Primary Photo
|The image is pre-approved as a Primary Photo. Click to select this image as your Primary Photo.
|Not approved as a Primary Photo (yet). If the face is large enough and unobscurred, click to crop the image to create a head shot.
MassageExchange.com photo uploading is similar to the steps you take to e-mail a photo.
On desktops and tablets, you may also click My Photos/Credentials on your home page Quicklinks panel.
|default Standard photos are visible to all members
|Private photos are viewable by permission only.
You must send a
|Credentials are viewable by permission only.
You must send a
|Calls our photo editor to allow you to trim ("crop") the photo. Handy for making a head shot from an existing photo, or just trimming out extraneous material.
|Rotate photo. Options are 90° counter-clockwise, 90° clockwise, 180° clockwise.
|Make a copy of the photo, perhaps because you want to make a cropped version and keep the original.
|Move the photo to another Gallery.
|Deletes the Photo
|Delete Primary Photo
| Click the Delete Primary Photo button, which appears below the Primary Photo,
to delete the Primary Photo.
Note: You need not delete your Primary Photo if you simply wish to replace it with another.
For replacing your Primary Photo, simply select a new gallery photo via either button below any gallery photo: ☆ Set as Primary Photo, or
Sometimes you may need to crop (resize) a photo before uploading it because it's too large. Most platforms have built-in tools for doing so. Select your platform: