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Canukboi

9/14/2014 7:27:53 AM
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massage etiquette

This may be a strange question, but when you have a massage and they tell you to get undressed and get under the covers, do you strip right down or leave the undies on? They always work on my hammie's and glutes so they always pull them down anyway, but I don't want to seem creepy if I leave them off...I've had 8 or 10 massages in my life and I think about that every time.

 
 
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axana596

9/14/2014 8:11:10 AM
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well

I always leave them on. When they want to work on glutes, they have a special way of folding one side of the underwear down with the sheet, then they put it back up, pull down the other side... all very professional. So just leave your undies on if it makes you feel less creepy

stuff

9/14/2014 9:18:26 AM
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read a post once

That my old MT had and she strongly suggested especially if working on hamstrings and glutes to remove the underwear. They are professionals and to get the most benefit for you it is far easier if you don't have them on. I haven't done so yet, but going to try at my next massage.

jillvander

9/14/2014 10:15:20 AM
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Mar 2013
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Comfortable

My husband was a massage therapist. He said it's about your comfort level. Don't get so creeped out that you don't go back. They are trained in working around your undies. Of course it's better and they can work more efficiently without you wearing them, but you need to be comfortable first.

traveller

9/14/2014 11:13:51 AM
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:)

maybe you are to shy to ask now but i would just ask what they want and they will be glad to tell you

A.G.

9/14/2014 6:33:18 PM
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I always wear lululemon shorts and no bra. If I have to turn over my MT holds the sheet so I can turn without her seeing lol

kerry auriat

9/14/2014 8:15:58 PM
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Shorts

I just can't fathom the idea of being nude around anyone. Way too uncomfortable, thanks!  
I have no question about the professionalism of the therapists I've been to -- it's about my comfort level.  
Do I sound like a prude? )

traveller

9/14/2014 9:15:02 PM
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:)

  
kerry auriat said "I just can't fathom the idea of being nude around anyone. Way too uncomfortable, thanks!  
I have no question about the professionalism of the therapists I've been to -- it's about my comfort level.  
Do I sound like a prude? ) "

yup you do :D  
 
so you never let your doctor or nurse examine you?

kerry auriat

9/14/2014 9:22:55 PM
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Haha

Well, maybe a doctor or nurse!

sammy

9/14/2014 9:41:21 PM
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:)

I've never been for a massage but I am wanting to book a couples one soon and was wondering this exact same thing! When I was reading the FAQ's on the Elkhorn Resort page it said to dress comfortably and you can choose whether or not you want to leave your underwear on.  
 
Kerry, I don't think it sounds like you are a prude. I don't consider myself a prude at all but I am like you, I think I would prefer to leave my undies on! haha. I'm sure they are very professional but in case of an "oopsies", nobody needs (or wants!) to see my junk! lol

bubbles89

9/14/2014 9:43:23 PM
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On

For no particular reason I leave mine on... always have. My MT does the whole tuck the sheet in the undies thing and she holds the sheet up like a curtain for me to turn over. Very professional. I would be comfortable leaving them off but only with a female MT. I have never gone to a male MT and probably never will... that's my comfort thing. But my gynaecologist is male... figure that one out!!!

kerry auriat

9/14/2014 9:52:04 PM
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I agree with Sammy

I don't want to subject none to seeing my privates. They're professionals, but they're not gluttons for punishment.

sammy

9/14/2014 10:19:44 PM
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LOL

I can't edit my post now but I just realized by saying "junk" I probably sound like a man....whoops!

farm_girl1989

9/14/2014 10:20:11 PM
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:.:

I leave my undies on, but bra off. I don't know how hi would get a good massage if you left your bra on. Same as others, it's all about your comfort level .

Luckydog

9/14/2014 10:45:42 PM
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Nov 2008
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I let the MT decide

My regular MT, asks me to not wear undies, and 90% of my massage is usually shoulders, back, glutes, and hammies. On the few occasions where i couldn't get in to see my regular MT, i just Ask them what they want, i find that most prefer them to be off. Comfort wise i prefer it them to be off, after all i am there to get a relaxing massage, and there is nothing relaxing about elastic waistbands!  
 
When the "flip" happens, they always hold up the sheet, they are professionals just like a Doc or Nurse.

Kappa

10/18/2014 12:46:58 AM
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Dec 2013
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What ever you told the RMT to work on

If you told the RMT to only work on your back/shoulders/arms/neck you're only required to take waist up off, leave the pants on if you want but its up to you, to be honest the RMT should give you a treatment plan on what he'll be working on and disrobing options, if you havent been told that then hes not a real RMT


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