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In general, a full body massage includes: scalp, neck, shoulders, pecs, arms, front of legs, back of legs, feet, glutes and back. (Any of these areas can be skipped if you are uncomfortable or just prefer not to have an area worked on) Our massage intake forms are a perfect opportunity to let us know if you want any areas focused on, or skipped.
This is a great questions: Easy answer is NO
Detailed answer: When you come in for a massage your therapist will take you to your service room, they will go over areas of concern and walk you through the next steps. They will then leave the room for you to get undressed. When you get onto the massage table you will get under a sheet and blanket just like you would when you get into your bed.
If you are still unsure after reading this explanation, and after your service provider does our initial discussion with you, please feel free to ask your therapist "what should I undress to" before they leave the room!
Having said that: At the least, we do suggest taking the outer layer of clothes off, down to your undergarments.
What men undress to is determined by the therapist first, and then the client. We will always suggest men undress to at least their undergarments (boxers/briefs). Men your therapist will say one of two things:
Side note: Because we do use massage oil, there is a chance you may leave with a little bit of oil on your clothing/garments if you choose to leave it on during service, or from residue after redressing. For this reason we would not suggest wearing anything super expensive or fancy.
The bottom line is, your therapist should communicate their comfort level and then you should get undressed to your comfort level.
-You can request the pressure you are most comfortable with for each massage type. However, you will not be able to request heavy pressure for Swedish massages.
-Any of the therapeutic massage modalities (Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Sports) may cause some soreness in the days to follow.
A Hot Stone Massage is a Swedish Massage which we incorporate warm stones into. The heat in the stones penetrates the muscle giving it a deeper relaxation for optimal response to massage techniques.
For an additional cost you can add hot stones onto any therapeutic massage modality (Sports, deep tissue, therapeutic). We do suggest if you would like to do this to get no less than a 90 minute session. This gives the therapist ample time so they do not have to rush the application of hot stones in order to give you the full benefits of the therapeutic massage modality.