Have you been thinking of having a professional massage but your fears are holding you back? You have too many unanswered questions in your head that you need to be answered so that you get the confidence to allow a stranger to massage you? Well, you are not alone in this!
To make you at ease and help you to prepare for your first massage, here are the answers to some of the most common massage fears:
Will I Strip Naked?
This is one of the greatest fears when it comes to massage therapy. You are afraid that your body will be completely bare on the massage table. The truth is, no one is going to ask you to strip naked. The massage therapist will leave the room and ask you to undress to your level of comfort.
You can choose to remove all your clothes or leave your undergarments on which is okay. What is important to note is that your body will be covered with a linen or a towel through the massage and only the part getting massaged will be exposed.
Will I Get Hurt?
Massage does not hurt. However, there are instances when the massage therapist may apply too much pressure that you feel some pain. You should speak up in such cases and ask him to reduce the pressure. If this persists, you have a right to tell him to stop the massage and step out of the massage room so that you can dress up.
What if I Get an Erection During the Massage?
If you are a man, the gentle and relaxing touch of the massage therapist may trigger an erection. This is a normal occurrence and should in no way stand in the way of your massage therapist. Any professional therapist will overlook the erection and focus on other parts of your body to give you time to relax.
What About Passing a Fart?
When your body relaxes, there are higher chances that you will let out gas. To lower the chances of farting when getting a massage, you should avoid taking heavy meals before the massage appointment. If you must eat, take something light and reserve the heavy meal until you are done with your massage appointment.
Massage is Very Expensive
Some people are afraid of getting a professional massage fearing that they may not afford it. This does not have to be the case for you as you can choose a smaller package based on your budget. For instance, you can get your massage for 30 minutes instead of 1 hour which will cost less.
Alternatively, you can choose to get your massage when your choice spa has some ongoing offers on massage prices. You will pay less at such times and still get the same services as everyone else.
The best way to overcome your fear of massage is to take to your massage therapist. He will respond to all your concerns and fears and help you book the best type of massage. If you will be more comfortable with a specific gender of a massage therapist, you can ask for reservations on the day of your massage.
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