No, seriously, relax! In this moment you’re unavailable to the world and deserve to take this moment for your well being! Repeat after me:
“Allow me to receive from this massage what I need to provide healing to my being.”
You are promoting the healing you need for your whole body, spirit, and being! You give so much to everyone else...shouldn’t you give that much love to yourself? YES!!!!
2. Speak up!
My therapist kept the lines of communication open to provide an enjoyable experience. During the massage she would ask if the pressure is too deep or if I was cold which offered me comfort. Yet, I felt at ease interacting with her to get an awesome massage! I promise your therapist only wants the best for you so let them know what’s going on!
3. Alfresco or no?
Ah!! There it is. The unknown in massage and what people want to know is:
“Do I really have to get naked?”
No, you don’t. Before leaving, the therapist should explain what to expect and that it’s all within YOUR comfort level. (However, if they don’t….refer to #2!) Many clients undress down to underwear which provides a clear visible boundary. Now, I will say that some of the areas you are shy about showing may be the muscles that need the most attention. The therapist will drape you accordingly and will only uncover the area that needs to be worked. You should consider trying a fully nude massage when you are comfortable with your therapist!
Tell me about your experiences! I'd love to hear from you!