Should I talk during the massage?
Although some people prefer to talk throughout the massage, don’t feel like you have to make conversation with the therapist. After all, you’re having a treatment, you’re not at a cocktail party!
Feel free to close your eyes and relax, which is what most people do.
Deep tissue massage and sports massage are some of the types of massage that require more feedback. The therapist often works on deeper layers of muscle and will want to ensure that the pressure is not uncomfortable.
Be sure to speak up if: The room is too hot or too cold, you experience pain, you have any questions related to the massage and there’s anything you forgot to mention during the consultation
Will the Therapist be there when I undress?
No, the therapist will leave the room and will knock and ask if you are ready before re-entering the room.
Don’t feel rushed, undress as necessary and lie on the massage table (usually face down) under the top sheet/sheets.
Am I supposed to get totally undressed for a massage?
Some people prefer to keep their panties and briefs on during a massage, while other prefer to be completely nude. Massages can be done with all your clothes on. Your comfort is the most important thing as it allows you to relax.
Drapping (sheets and/or towels) are used to ensure that only the area being treated is uncovered. Specific areas such as the lower back, buttocks and groin can be easier to treat under draping rather than through clothing.
Oils are only used directly on skin and as such all oil massages do need the area uncovered. Non-oil massages can be as effective but rely on pressure more and so can be less relaxing than the movements in an oil massage.