- 1 What should I expect for my first massage?
- 2 What should you not do before a massage?
- 3 Should I shave before a massage?
- 4 What is massage etiquette?
- 5 How should I wear my hair for a massage?
- 6 Can you fall asleep during a massage?
- 7 Do you have to take your clothes off for a massage?
- 8 What should I not say to my massage therapist?
- 9 Should I shower before a massage?
- 10 How do you prepare for a full body massage?
- 11 What do you wear to a hot stone massage?
- 12 What do you say during a massage?
What should I expect for my first massage?
A 60 minute full body massage typically starts with a head & scalp massage to get you relaxed. Then, they will work the neck and shoulders, move on to each arm, and work their way to the legs & feet. Next, you will flip around on the massage table and they will work on the back of the legs and potentially the glutes.
What should you not do before a massage?
5 Things You Should Never Do Before Your Massage (Number 5 Might Surprise You)
- Drink. Water, yes, but alcohol is a real no-no.
- Sunbathe. This is tough to avoid on vacation, but experts recommend spending the day-of your massage out of direct sunlight to help prevent sunburn.
- Feel ill.
Should I shave before a 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.
What is massage etiquette?
Be Comfortable Most massages are best if you are completely naked, but if you’re uncomfortable without your underwear on you won’t be able to relax. If you prefer to keep your clothes on, you don’t have to apologize. Just remember that the therapist can only massage what is exposed.
How should I wear my hair for a massage?
Hair that is down and flowing might look pretty but it will get in the way during a massage or a facial. It’s better to wear a bun or top knot to keep your strands in place so they don’t interfere with your relaxation.
Can you fall asleep during a massage?
As any massage therapist will tell you, it is completely acceptable to fall asleep during a massage session. In fact, it is a very healthy and normal reaction to an extremely relaxing stimulus.
Do you have to take your clothes off for a massage?
Typically, a massage therapist will ask you to undress to your level of comfort. Many people prefer to keep their underwear on during a massage, while others prefer to be nude. If your problem area is your low back, hips, buttocks, or groin, tight-fitting or large underwear can sometimes get in the way of massage work.
What should I not say to my massage therapist?
What NOT to Say / Do with Your Massage Therapist
- Ask your massage therapist to go see a movie / come to your house / etc.
- Excessive noises.
- Comment on our looks/attractiveness.
- Poke your head out of the room to let us know you’re ready.
- Start undressing while we are still in the room.
- Touch us.
Should I shower before a massage?
Whether you receive an oil massage, aromatherapy, or reflexology, the answer is to not shower before a massage or after. Leave a few hour buffer period before doing so. When in the shower or a bath, the surface of the skin has increased blood circulation, which after a massage can lead to surface congestion.
How do you prepare for a full body massage?
Here are some tips for your next massage.
- Stay Hydrated. Being well hydrated before your massage is very important for the elimination of toxins that are released into the body’s circulation during treatment.
- Eat Lightly.
- Take a Hot Shower.
- Dress Comfortably.
- Arrive in Advance.
- Communicate your Needs.
- Relax during the massage.
What do you wear to a hot stone massage?
Dress comfortably. Avoid wearing many layers of clothing when you go for a massage. A hot stone therapy session will require you to be naked but you will be appropriately covered with a blanket during the session, exposing only a part of the body being treated at a time.
What do you say during a massage?
When you are having the “why are you here today?” conversation, just mention that you want to relax and aren’t feeling very talkative today. The therapist should respect that and hopefully only interrupt the massage to ask questions pertaining to the massage.