When I got my first massage I had no idea how far to undress. The
therapist just said get undressed and I'll be back. Does that mean
like everything? or just down to my boxers? How about my
socks? Can I leave them on?
Basically this will answer any question you have about getting
undressed for a massage. Remember the following concepts when thinking about
getting undressed for a massage:
- The therapist is fully comfortable with you being nude under the
- The therapist is trained to drape you properly so that no private
areas are exposed to the therapist while the therapist is giving you
- If you are not comfortable with being nude under the sheet/blanket,
then you should leave whatever clothing on so that you feel
comfortable, up to and including, being fully dressed.
- If you are nude under the sheet/blanket the therapist is not going
to take this as you making sexual advances. The therapist has no
interest in sexual interaction.
- The therapist will adjust their massage
techniques to using pressure over the areas where you choose to leave
clothing on (i.e., if you left your underwear
on then the therapist could apply pressure to the gluteal region but
they could not massage the area with lubricant because your clothing
is in the way).
- You have the right to leave on as much clothing as you want.
There is no requirement for you to get undressed down to a certain
level to be massaged. You are in full control and don't let any
therapist tell you otherwise.
- If you do not want to take off your bra but you still want your back
to be massaged, then leave your bra on and ask the therapist to unhook
your bra when you are on the table and they will re-hook it after the
back massage is complete. If you wish to leave your bra hooked
at all times then it is likely the therapist will not use any
lubricant on your back and just do compression because your bra and
straps will be in the way.
- Once you leave your underwear (boxers or panties) on they will stay
on during the massage. They will not get adjusted or pulled
down. The only exception to this is if you want lower back work
done. The therapist, with your permission, can adjust the
top waist band lower to accommodate more access to your lower back
muscles while still keeping your underwear on.
- If you leave your underwear on, the therapist will usually tuck the
sheet just under the band of your underwear so as to hold the sheet in
place and also to prevent any lubricant from getting on your underwear
during the massage.
The following is just about being nude under the sheet
I am discussing undressing down to being nude under the sheet because most people don't know it is
perfectly acceptable to be nude under the sheet (without it being a sexual
thing). Being nude under the sheet actually helps the therapist
because it allows the greatest access to your muscles to be worked on
which makes for a more relaxing therapeutic massage for you.
Now some people find being nude under the sheet just too
uncomfortable. That is ok. It is not a contest to see who can
get nude under the sheet the fasted. There are many clients who
start out leaving their underwear on until they get comfortable with the
idea of being massaged and then later try getting a massage being nude
under the sheet.
I can tell you from my experience that getting a massage and letting
the therapist have full access to your muscles makes it a more complete fulfilling
IF... you give it a try and are getting a massage while being nude
under the sheet and you find that it is just too uncomfortable, then
please tell the therapist and they can leave the room while you put on
whatever clothing you wish to put on so you feel comfortable. The
therapist can then come back into the room and resume the massage.
This is perfectly acceptable and the therapist should be accommodating and
make you feel comfortable to do this if you so desire.