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            don't want the massage therapist to see me. What can I do?

 


 
Thai Massage
Is given and receive in a mediatative state that is similar to the Buddhist practice of 'metta', or loving-kindness. It provides a space whereby the receiver can 'let go' not just of physical aches and pains, but of mental, emotional and spiritual blocks as well. This deep work aims at stimulating the flow of healing energies within the body, opening the areas which are blocked and bringing the body, mind and spirit back into balance and harmony for health, happiness and wellness of being.
 
Deep Tissue Massage
Is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissues structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue, uses many of the same movements & techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension of knots.
 
Lomi Lomi Massage
It has ancient origins, and has been practiced in Hawaii for centuries, in order to maintain and promote a healthy life. Various oils are applied on the different parts of the body, using long, smooth, flowing strokes.
 
Swedish Massage
Will help to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. You will feel more relaxed, invigorated and even healthier, as this type of massage technique can actually stimulated the skin and nervous system.
 
Reflexology Foot Massage
Is and incredible healing force that can help alleviate many symptoms such as headache, insomina, chronic fatigue, dizziness, high blood pressure, as well as help treat the underlying cause of many internal diseases such as Liver, Kidney, and Heart.
 
Hot Stone Massage
Is the application of water-heated basalt stones of varying sizes to key points on the body, giving a deep massage and creating sensations of comfort and warmth.  The direct heat relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular massage.  Hot stones expand blood vessels, which push blood and waste through the nervous system. This gives the body a sedative effect.  This is a deep healing massage technique to enhance our awareness and bring us close to our true essence.
 

 
 
Thai massage is usually done on a padded mat on the floor.  No oil is applied, so you are fully dressed.  You are usually asked to bring or wear comfortable clothing to the massage.  A typical Thai massage is 60 minutes to two hours long.
 
Thai massage is more energizing and rigorous than other types of massage.  Thai massage is also known as Thai yoga massage since the therapist uses their hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. Thai massage is like doing yoga without any work.  Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure is also used during treatment. People describe Thai masage as both relaxing and energizing.
 

 
 
Many people prefer to keep their panties or briefs on during a massage, while others prefer to be completely nude.  It's up to you.  If your problem areas are your lower back, hips, buttocks, or groin, tight-fitting underwear can sometimes get in the way of massage work, but a thong for women or briefs for men should do the trick.  Massage therapists ensure that you are always properly covered by a sheet or towel. Only the area being massaged will be uncovered.
 

 
 
The massage therapist will leave the room so that you can remove your clothing and lie (face down) on the massage table under the top sheet.  Don't rush or worry that the massage therapist will walk in on you -- the massage therapist always knocks and asks if you are ready before entering the massage room.
 

 
 
Although some people prefer to talk throughout the massage, don't feel like you have to make conversation with the massage therapist.  Feel free to close your eyes and relax.
 
Be sure to speak up if:
  • the room is too hot or too cold
  • you experience pain
  • you have any questions related to the massage

 

The pressure isn't deep enough, but I don't want to insult the massage therapist. What should I do?
Communicate openly with the massage therapist. Here is a good rule of thumb -- on a scale of 1 to 10 where 1 is no pain and 10 is extremely painful, the pressure should always be less than 7.

 

 
 
People are self-conscious for various reasons. Some of the more common concerns are:
  • I'm overweight.
  • I have excessive hair growth on my body.
  • I've got acne on my face or back.
  • My feet are ugly.
  • I have scars.
 
If you're self-conscious about a certain part of your body, you can ask the massage therapist to avoid that area.  Or, you can opt for a therapy that is done through clothing, such as Thai massage. Because no massage oil or lotion is used, you remain fully clothed during the session.  You can even bring your own comfortable clothes to wear. Just remember to provide complete and accurate information on your health history form, so that the massage therapist is aware of any precautions or contraindications.