Once thought of as a luxury service for the rich, massage is becoming a normal part of health maintenance and self care for about 29% of Americans and growing. As massage is introduced to more and more people, anxieties tend to come to the surface about coming in for the first time. Understandably, many people are reserved about being naked with someone they don’t know–someone who isn’t a doctor or nurse.
For those new clients who are anxious about this aspect of massage, there’s really nothing to be worried about.
Okay, but really–do I have to get naked?
No! When you come in for a massage, you’re invited to undress to your comfort level. That means that when you get under the sheets, you can do so fully-clothed. If that’s what you’re comfortable with, there’s no reason you can’t get a massage that way. You can also just take off your shirt, or just strip down to your underwear. It’s up to you. However much you choose to undress, you’ll do so in total privacy and get under the sheets on the massage table.
The point is that you’re as relaxed and comfortable as possible. If you’re not able to relax, a massage won’t do you much good anyway.
That being said, getting a massage fully clothed has a number of disadvantages. Clothing limits the methods your practitioner will be able to use to soothe your muscles and perform the kind of deep treatments you may need. Fully disrobing allows the practitioner to do the best possible job because they are free to use every available technique to treat you. Keep in mind that if you keep your clothing on, your practitioner is not legally permitted to move their hands underneath it to reach the skin directly.
Also, the oils and lotions your practitioner will use tend to stain clothing and underwear.
Isn’t there something wrong with this?
Not at all. At no time will you ever be fully exposed to your massage practitioner. When you undress, your practitioner will leave the room to give you privacy while you get under the sheets and settle yourself on the table. The practitioner will call through door to ask if you’re ready and covered before entering.
All our rooms are comfortably furnished and completely private. Our tables are equipped with electrical warming pads to maximize your comfort. The heat created by these pads can be adjusted with the touch of a button or turned off altogether.
Throughout the treatment, we only undrape the areas we are working on, and those never include genitalia or women’s breasts.
This isn’t just a courtesy to our clients: it’s state law. As licensed practitioners, we meet and exceed legal standards of draping and train all our practitioners to carefully protect our clients’ privacy and comfort.
But won’t you be laughing at me behind my back?
Of course not. As massage practitioners, we’ve seen bodies of all shapes and sizes. When we see you, we don’t see imperfections or flaws: we see a whole person worthy of love and caring. Our goal is to provide care from the heart with every person on our tables.
Further, we treat your health information and identity with the same discretion as your doctor or any medical professional. The health, safety, and privacy of our clients is no laughing matter.
Isn’t there something kinda–y’know–sexual about massage?
Unfortunately, for many people, massage has come to be synonymous with prostitution.
This isn’t the case.
The Good Life Massage is one of many legal massage clinics in the country which provide a therapeutic, non-sexual service. As licensed practitioners in Washington state, we do not provide a sexual service to any of our clients at any time. In fact, we instantly stop any massage, report to authorities, and permanently ban any client who asks for sexual favors or makes sexual advances of any kind. By the same token, any practitioner found to be doing the same would be instantly fired and reported to the authorities.
In short, The Good Life Massage is a safe place for all our clients, regardless of your comfort level with the process.
So don’t be shy. Book your session today!