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What should I wear to my massage?

Do I need to get naked?

Short answer

No. Absolutely not.

Long answer

Many massage therapists will tell you, “Undress to your level of comfort.” People new to massage have no idea what that means. This is what you need to know about clothing during a 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. I will follow the same steps for your leg.

When I work on the full back, I fold the drape 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. If I feel I can’t effectively treat your issue through the clothing you’ve chosen to wear, I’ll tell you, and together we’ll figure out another approach.

Please know that I don’t care. I am definitely not judging you. This 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!

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