Should you Keep your Underwear On For your Massage? Let’s Discuss General Manners And Spa Etiquette

Attire: What does one wear for a massage, et al appointment at the spa? Personally, I think one should wear what’s comfortable. This might also depend on your plans before and after your massage. Some people bring an extra change of clothes and change. However, for your sessions themselves, attire is a whole other thing. Massages like Shiatsu and Thai require comfortable, yoga-like clothing. No jeans! Your therapist will need to stretch you and you will be contorted into several different positions throughout so yoga-like clothing, shorts or tights are best, although we are trained to professionally drape you.

For regular massages on the table (Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thai-Swedish and/or Shiatsu-Swedish, etc. ), no clothes are needed underneath your sheet and/or blanket. This depends, however, on the level of comfort you have with your own body and the therapist working for you. Expect to be 창원출장안마. handled, while naked, but draped professionally and handled with dignity. Underpants are fine, but may become troublesome if your complaints are for lower back pains, in which case, these could prevent your therapist from accomplishing the task of giving you relief effectively; not to mention that you run the risk of our getting oils all over them and hence potentially ruining them. The sacrum, gluteus, coccyx, periformis, etc., are all involved in lower back/circulation problems and manipulation of these is sometimes necessary to relieve back and/or leg pain. If you wear boxers or panties to your knees (not thongs) during your massage, then we might not be able to effectively get to your complaint spots or target the “solution” spots. We are trained to drape you professionally and will protect your dignity, so get naked, supine or prone under the covering as directed, and let us get to work on those tight muscles.

Once we have brought you in to the massage room, please put your clothes where your therapist invites you to. We walk around the table to work on you and don’t want to trip over your clothes on the floor or have to waste time moving them. Don’t waste time folding them. Hang them up or lay them on the chair, etc. provided. We are not concerned about your attire, except if it becomes a hazard.

Conversation: -Your therapist should do a quick consult with you. I usually do this at the beginning of the session as we get behind closed doors (never proper to do this in the “earshot” of others). This way, I get to focus on you and not talk during the massage. Feel free to ask any questions you have during this time, however, this is not to say I won’t answer you if you have questions during the session. The point is that if I talk with you throughout, then i am not focused on the concern you came in with, and you can’t really relax if your mind is loaded with “interference. ”

Have any conversation at the beginning or end of your session, keeping in mind that time between you and the next client is limited. Honestly, I know you didn’t come in to talk, so the only “conversation” I should hear from my client while they are on the table is “less pressure please”… LOL… or the occasional complimentary, “Oh that feels so good, ” etc. Your snores and catching your drool are great commentaries as regards how the therapy is going. LOL Any other “conversation” could get your therapist in trouble in more ways than one. Just let us focus on you and your health concerns… and no, I am not paying attention to your weight as that’s not why you are here. Everyone needs loving, therapeutic massages.

In my private In/Out sessions, I have lumped deep tissue and Swedish massage together at the same price because I don’t “jip” my clients. You will know I’m there working with and for you. If you are a “Chatty Cathy”, you waste time getting relaxed and you distract your therapist who wants to commit entirely to relieving your tension, hence defeating the purpose for which you came in (or for which I came to you). If you needed a psychologist, you would have gone there and talked the whole time and they get paid to listen to you. We are not psychologists… although we love you and want to know you are doing awesome on your paths! The other problem with talking extensively during the massage is that the therapist often engages you out of respect and time flies. Then, he or she will feel the need to “rush” to finish the task at hand. While rushing and being distracted from their and your purpose, they might miss some spots, forget an arm or leg, and might leave you feeling incomplete; in which case, you will protest and/or report it and probably withhold your tips. However, it’s not all the therapists’ fault, as they now have all “your stories” and all your business swimming in their heads and that’s why you were unfinished. Please allow us to do that which you have contracted and will eventually pay us to do, which is to give you a therapeutic massage! We’ll do a better job, if you leave “Chatty Cathy” in the car. LOL

Affection: -I have often heard “I love you”, received or have given hugs, etc. outside the door when my client is leaving. That is awesome. I’m a loving Being and you will know it when i welcome you in, or when i arrive for your session at your venue. This is even more apparent when i massage you. Keep in mind that this kind of love is the Christian or Universal Agape love, NOT the “I want to sleep with you, ” Eros, love. I understand this to be what you mean when you say it to me and my response is with the hope that you understand too. Touch is one of the most intimate ways of expressing love and you shouldn’t take the massage if you feel/sense that your therapist isn’t going to leave you feeling loved and nurtured in a “godly” way.

That is to say it is unethical to mix business with pleasure, especially in the massage business. I don’t ever want to sleep with any of my clients and I hope they can contain their excitement and not ask me out as long as they are my clients. On this note, I have had clients reach for my hand, leg, thigh, and/or gyrate on the table while I’m working on them. Usually, I ignore the gyration, but will simply move out of reach in the other instances. I ignore this, but it does register that you are um… not classy, and not taking the love from my hands in a professional manner and I probably won’t have you as a client again, if grabbing me is “your habit”. An impulsive “mistake” is fine, but most businesses will ask you to leave and make you pay for the services you started to receive, if the therapist was offended and discontinued working. In another blog post, I compared your massage session to receiving a lap dance wherein you can’t touch the dancer. We are not “dancing” on your lap, but you “get my drift. ” Feel free to express yourself. Moan if that is what comes, make faces when I’m not looking, cry, laugh; whatever emotional release or expression is triggered, feel free, just don’t grab for me or any of your sexual parts that are obvious to me. Most of all BREATHE through the experience. Don’t be so afraid of receiving affection that you hold your breath the whole time, and don’t be so “scandalous” that you begin attempting to “share” with your therapist. It’s not that kind o’ show when you are in session with me, so let’s keep things dignified.

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