I have to be completely undressed?
You should undress to your comfort level. The massage therapist
will work around the clothes left on the best they can. You should
realize that this may mean that certain areas of the body may not be
massaged at all, or may only receive minimal work there. I suggest to
my clients that they be completely undressed under the drape, but they
should leave on whatever clothes are necessary for them to be relaxed
during the massage. If removing all your clothes makes you too nervous
and unable to relax, then receiving a massage that way won't allow you
to obtain the optimal benefits from it.
The pieces of clothing left on the most often are either
panties or boxer shorts. Certain styles of panties will allow access to
most muscles in the buttocks if they are moved slightly. Boxers and
panties that come over the bottom of the buttocks usually mean that no
work will be done in that area. Some women wear thong panties to a
massage. It allows the therapist access to all of the major buttock
muscles, and also allows them the comfort and modesty they prefer.