Thursday, 7 July 2011
A Professional Massage
I wanted to write this post for those of you that have never had a professional massage. I understand that your first ever massage can be a daunting experience and many people can have preconceptions about things like - towel etiquette, clothing removal etc. So for those first timers, I want to dispel some of those worries and let you know what it’s really like to have a massage.
Lets start with the first, mainly male thought:- “Will a massage turn me on?”
Now I know that this is a common thought amongst men because when I first met my fiancé he told me that he didn’t like the thought of me massaging other men. I realised then that he had assumed that a professional massage = porn massage. Needless to say that idea evaporated once he received a deep tissue massage ;0)
So all I have to say to those worried (or not) about this is that generally, the therapist is not going to whip her top off and massage you with her boobs. Unless of course you are in one of THOSE establishments, upon which I could not possibly comment. However, a normal massage can still have this effect on some people and all I can say about that is that your therapist has seen it all before!.
Moving on to towel etiquette and the removal of clothing. Generally, when you enter a treatment room your therapist will advise you of what to do. This will differ with country, treatments and personal preferences. With me, my greeting is always the same. I will ask you if you have had this type of treatment before, advise what it will entail, exactly how I need you positioned, where the towels need to be and the amount of clothes I need on or off. The best advice I can give is to just listen to your therapist and if you have any questions just ask them.
Ahh falling asleep. Massage (depending on which type) is a deeply relaxing experience and falling asleep is the most natural thing in the world. If you fall asleep during a treatment - well TBH, so what!!!! All that will happen is your therapist will wake you up either at the end or to turn you over. Also drooling, muttering, snoring etc does not matter to us. All it means is that your body needed sleep and that we as therapists have done a good job.
To finish this post I thought I would regale you with a few personal experiences.
So, I have had a young man get completely naked and place a hand towel over his bum for a back, neck and shoulder massage. I’ve had a lady disrobe to complete nakedness before I left the room. I have had sleepers, snorers, moaners and groaners and the odd pitching of tents, all of which does not bother me AT ALL!
For all you prospective clients the moral of this story is enjoy, relax and if you have any questions just ask.
As for therapists……..we have seen it all before.