For any massage involving lotion or oil, you do need to be undressed. A massage therapist must have access to your body. Most techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, you may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for your comfort. Depending on the amount of clothing you wear, certain techniques may not be able to be applied.
However, if you are uncomfortable being completely disrobed, you should leave your underwear on – the therapist will work around them or move the fabric away from the glutes (butt muscles) to work those specific muscles.
You should never be on the table without being covered by a sheet or towel. The only part of the body that should be exposed is the part the therapist is working on. When you turn over you should still be covered.
When the massage is over, the therapist will leave the room and allow you time to get up and get dressed before they come back into the room.
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