Will my therapist freak out if they find me completely nude on the table?
Chances are, you’ve wondered this exact question. First things first, take a deep breath and understand you’re not alone in questioning whether “free the nipple” applies to massage spas as well. We are all novices to the spa at one point, so seeking guidance on proper massage attire is as normal as reading Vogue fashion trends.
The answer is simple: wear the amount of clothing (or lack thereof) that allows you to feel comfortable.
One of the top priorities is your comfort. You want to create an environment in which your mind relaxes completely, leaving you free to enjoy the sensations of your body. Your therapist values your pleasure and will not be bothered by any amount of clothing you leave on.
One thing to note is that during your appointment you will be draped modestly. This means that only the part of your body that is being worked on will be exposed. The private areas of your body will always be under the drape.
When you arrive at the appointment, your therapist will leave you alone in the room to disrobe to your own level of comfort.
With all this freedom of choice, you’re probably still eager for guidance. Here are some pointers to help you assemble the ideal massage spa ensemble.
What To Wear To The Appointment
Your massage spa should have no requirements for what exactly to wear to an appointment. If you’re coming directly from work in slacks and a button-down, no problem.
However, many people feel most comfortable in loose clothing that allows their skin to breathe. Throughout your appointment, your therapist may use oils on your skin. When dressing after the massage, sliding on baggy and breathable fabrics prevents skin from feeling confined.
What NOT To Wear During The Massage
Remove all obstructive jewelry such as dangling earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Small rings are okay.
Some women prefer to wear their underwear and bra during an appointment. While this is entirely admissible, note that a bra may hinder a therapist’s fluidity when massaging all of your back.
For men, wearing boxer briefs may impede the therapist’s ability to work around your hips and thighs. Loose fitting boxers are recommended.
Other Key Tips
For men and women with long hair, it’s recommended that you wear your hair up in a bun.
If your therapist is only working on a specific part of your body, feel free to keep the rest of your body clothed. For example, if your appointment is for your back, neck, or arms, it’s okay to wear pants.
If you’re ever unsure about a particle clothing item, just ask! Your therapist is there to help.
The Most Essential
When all is said and done, your therapist is going to respect your personal level of comfort. If that means wearing a button-down and slacks, more power to you! Contrary to the demands of Vogue fashion essentials, comfort is vital. And of course, this appointment is about you.