Probably the most Frequently Unasked Question in massage: Do I need to get naked?
No. Absolutely not.
Many massage therapists say, “Undress to your level of comfort.” That’s a bit vague, though. And people new to massage have no idea what that means. Heck, I’m not even sure what that means. Here’s what you need to know about clothing during your massage session:
First, no matter what, you’ll always be covered (draped) with a sheet and a blanket. You’ll never be left feeling exposed or chilly. When I work on an arm, I fold the sheet back and tuck it under your arm so it’s secure (no drafts, my friends). Same for your legs.
When I work on your back, I fold the sheet down at the hips. If you’re wearing a bra, I’ll work around it. If you’re wearing a tank top or shorts or long johns, I’ll work through it. I know plenty of very effective massage techniques that can be administered over clothing.
Please know that I’m not judging you. Your massage is about you and it’s important you feel comfortable. For some people that means leaving some clothing on. For others, it means taking it all off. There is no right or wrong; this is your massage.
Enjoy your next massage! If you haven’t already scheduled it, you can do so here.