The choice of clothing for massage therapy depends on personal comfort and the type of massage you’re receiving. Here are some guidelines to consider:
- Undergarments: Most people wear underwear or briefs during a massage. Choose comfortable, clean, and breathable underwear that you don’t mind being visible to the therapist.
- Swimwear: If you’re comfortable, you can wear a swimsuit during a massage. Bikinis or swim trunks can provide adequate coverage while allowing the therapist to access the necessary areas.
- Topless or Nude: In some spa or therapeutic settings, clients choose to be partially or fully nude under a drape or towel. However, this choice should be based on personal comfort and the therapist’s guidelines.
- Loose, Comfortable Clothing: For specific types of massage, such as Thai or Shiatsu, clients may remain fully clothed. In such cases, wear loose-fitting, breathable clothing made from natural materials like cotton or linen. Avoid heavy or restrictive fabrics.
- Remove Jewelry and Accessories: It’s a good practice to remove jewelry, watches, and accessories before a massage to ensure comfort and prevent damage.
- Clean and Well-Groomed: Regardless of what you choose to wear, it’s essential to be clean and well-groomed to create a hygienic and comfortable experience for both you and the therapist.
- Communicate with Your Therapist: Discuss your clothing preferences and comfort level with your massage therapist before the session. They will be accommodating and ensure you feel at ease.