What should I expect when I receive my massage?
While every session is completely customizable to the needs and wants of the client, a basic standard full body session typically starts clients face down. I start with the back, move to the glutes, legs, and then feet. I will then have them scoot down the table and roll over onto their back so I can work neck, arms, pecs, abdomen, and finish with legs. If the session is done in-studio, I also incorporate hot towels for added relaxation.
What kind of clothing do I need to wear to my massage/stretch appointment?
For a massage, it is best to wear clothing that is easy to remove and those that you don't mind getting "dirty." Though the products I use typically do not leave behind a residue, there is still a chance that it can. Also, the more comfortable the clothing you wear, the easier it is to put everything back on after the session is over.
Do I need to undress completely for my massage?
To get the most of your massage, yes. The less layers the massage therapist needs to work around, the better the quality the massage will be. Please do not worry about being "exposed" as I always provide a drape for modesty. Think of it this way: would you wear gloves to get a manicure or a hat while you're getting your hair cut?
Should I tell my massage therapist if it hurts/feels good?
Of course! As amazing as a massage therapists may be, we are not mind readers. And, I am no different! I may be pretty talented when it comes to finding areas that are knotted up or tense, but I can't always tell if what I'm doing is within your pain tolerance. If it is too much, please let me know so I can back off and make things more comfortable for you. I do not believe in "no pain no gain." Additionally, if you really like me working on an area and wish for more time focused there, please tell me. Don't want you leaving disappointed after all!
What happens if I get an erection?
As anyone with a penis knows, sometimes the darn thing responds when you don't want it to. During massages you experience a lot of different stimuli as well as starting to relax. This can cause him to "stand to attention." It is completely normal, and natural response the body has sometimes. As long as you don't try to do anything inappropriate with it, it won't bother the therapist.