Do I have to get completely undressed?

While most people do get completely undressed, you may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for your comfort.  For females we do recommend removing your bra so that you may more adequately feel the effects from your back massage.  For those with lower back and hip issues, removing underwear may help your therapist provide you the most relief.  However, your comfort trumps all!  If you are uncomfortable removing any clothing, please do not, as this negates your body’s ability to relax and heal.  We have had some people come in completely dressed and then as time progresses, they feel more comfortable wearing less during future sessions.  Please keep in mind, though, that traditional massage utilizes oil or lotion and is meant to be done on bare skin.  If you are wearing clothing, that area might be avoided all together or alternate modalities or techniques may be used.  The areas not being massaged will always be covered as will your genitals and breasts.  While we try to use water dispersing lotions when possible, staining may occur on clothing.