It sounds silly, but this is the most common question I am asked by those who are fairly new to the wonderful world of massage.
My answer is this:
“Undress to your comfort level. You will be covered by a sheet at all times except for the part of your body that I’m working at the moment. Most clients are either nude or remove everything except underwear.”
There are some modalities of massage, such as Lomi Lomi or Ashiatsu, where one-half of the entire posterior body is exposed for the therapist to do full body strokes from neck to foot. However, the genitals or gluteal cleft (that’s a fancy term for buttcrack) should never be exposed. It is against Kentucky state law. All states have their own regulations for massage. When booking an appointment for a massage modality you’ve never tried before, do your research and ask lots of questions. You want to know what to expect.
Your comfort level should always be top priority. At Z Salon & Spa we make sure you are as comfortable as can be. So, it can be challenging when I have a client that wants extensive low back/hip/glute work, only to undrape the sheet and see that they are wearing underwear that comes halfway up their back. However, a good therapist will always be able to adjust their routine or technique to still give an effective massage. The therapist should always accommodate the client, not the other way around.
If you feel more comfortable wearing underwear, then by all means, please leave them on.
So if you are in need of a massage from a skilled therapist to leave you feeling relaxed, then call Z Salon & Spa for an appointment today!