Or, Just Dont Wear Underwear. “Since youll be covered in a drape except for whichever body part the massage therapist is working on, underwear is optional,” says Michelle Trigona-Gaine, licensed massage therapist and owner of Bodies in Balance Therapeutic Massage & Wellness in Hopewell Junction, New York.
How should I dress for a massage appointment?
Do whatever you are comfortable with. If you feel like you can relax and receive a treatment under the sheets without your clothes on or if you chose to remain in your underwear or stay fully clothed – it is really your choice.
Why is it bad to shower after a massage?
The temperature of your shower or bath is crucial after a massage. A hot shower or bath will increase blood flow. Combining the two could make you faint or dizzy. Taking a shower after a massage will wash off the healing oils or lotions used by the massage therapist.
What does a full body massage include?
A full-body massage usually includes your arms, legs, hands and feet, your neck and back, your stomach and buttocks. The area around the breasts is usually massaged but not the breasts themselves. You can always say you hate having your breast area or buttocks or whatever touched.
Should you shave before massage?
Should I shave my legs before my massage or body treatment? Shaving is recommended but please be sure to do so no less than four hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Certain products may irritate newly-shaven skin.
Is it bad to wash your hands after giving a massage?
You should also avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth during or after a massage until you can wash your hands. In lieu of hand washing, its okay to use hand sanitizing gel throughout a massage session as needed but, it should never replace regular hand washing.