Why is this so important? If you want anything changed: pressure, areas worked, position, or if you are too hot or too cold ... Don't hesitate to talk to your therapist.
You will not hurt the therapist's feelings by asking for something that will make you more comfortable. Your therapist wants this to be the best experience for you to relax and enjoy.
You will enjoy your sessions so much more!
Do I have to be completely undressed?
You should undress to the level you are comfortable. For a full body massage, most get completely undressed. However, if you will be more comfortable during the session if you leave your underwear on, that's fine! The therapist will work around the clothes you leave on as best as he/she can. If removing all your clothes makes you too nervous and unable to relax, then you are not getting the optimal benefit from the session. If you prefer to stay fully clothed, then we recommend you explore the many other types of bodywork that are performed clothed.
Do I have to cover myself with a sheet or towel?
This is known as draping, and depends on the therapist, and in some cases, the law. The vast majority of therapists will insist on draping. Once you are undressed and on the table under the drape, the therapist will only uncover the part of your body being worked on.
What do I do during a massage treatment?
Make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, she/he will either move you or will ask you to move what is needed. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable. Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It's up to you. It is your massage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.
We hope you have a very relaxing experience!