Do 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.