1. DO I HAVE TO REMOVE MY PANTS?
Many people prefer to keep their underwear or panties on during a massage, others prefer to be naked. If your problem areas are lower back, hips, buttocks or groin, tight underwear can get in the way of massage work, but thongs for women or pants for men do the trick. But make sure that you are always properly covered with sheets or towels. Only the area being massaged should be exposed.
2. WHAT IF I RECOGNIZE THAT I HAVE BEEN DISGUSTED?
Many people fall into peaceful sleep during a massage but when they wake up, they see a pool of saliva on their pillow or massage table. This is very common. This often occurs when the person is being massaged while lying face down on the massage table. Ask a massage therapist for tissues. As simple as that!
3. WILL A MASSAGE THERAPY BE THERE WHEN I SHORT THE CLOTHES?
In many salons / spas, the massage therapist will leave the room so you can remove your clothes and lie on the massage table (usually face down) under the top sheet. Don’t rush or worry that the massage therapist will walk on you; they always knock and ask are you ready before entering massage room.
4. SHOULD I TALK DURING THE MASSAGE?
Although some people prefer to talk throughout the massage, don’t feel compelled to have a conversation with a therapist. Massage therapists often work on the deeper layers of the muscle and want to make sure the pressure is uncomfortable. But be sure to speak up if the room is too hot or too cold, if you experience pain, if you have questions related to massage or if there is something you forgot to mention during the consultation.
5. WHAT IF I TURN ON DURING A MASSAGE?
Some men don’t get massage therapy because they are worried that they will be turned on. It is perfectly normal for men to get an erection during non-sexual and therapeutic massage. Gentle touch applied to any area of the body can activate the parasympathetic nervous system and turn you on. Your massage therapist (male or female) understands this and will generally ignore it.
6.I AM CONSCIOUS ABOUT PARTICULAR PARTS OF MY BODY …
People are self-aware for a variety of reasons. Some of the common concerns are: I am overweight, I have excessive hair growth on my body, I have acne on my face or back, my legs are ugly or I have scars. Being self-aware shouldn’t prevent you from seeking health care, whether it’s visiting your doctor or seeing a massage therapist. If you are self-conscious about a certain part of your body, you can ask a massage therapist to avoid that area.
7 I WANT TO SEE THE SAME SEX MASSAGE THERAPY. SHOULD I ASK FOR ONE?
Some men don’t feel comfortable getting a massage by a male massage therapist. It may be because of outdated social and media stereotypes of the profession or the fear of being turned on during the massage. Meanwhile, some women prefer female massage therapists because they say they feel more comfortable with them. Do what you feel good about. Your massage, your call!
8. SHOULD I TIP MY MASSAGE THERAPY?
If you get a massage at a spa or hotel, a 15-20 percent tip is standard (if you’re happy with the service). On the other hand, there are no ground rules when it comes to massage in a medical setting. Some therapists say that tips are inappropriate in a medical setting. If you are not sure, call the front t to ask whether you should tip or not.