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A question for those who get professional massages

 
 
littlek
 
Reply Tue 23 Nov, 2010 09:46 pm
Do you leave your panties on? i know this sounds a silly question, but I am serious.

I recently went to a 1/2 hour massage because my neck went into spasm. I was told to undress. I left my underwear on, knowing I asked to be massaged throughout my upper back and neck. But, were I to get a full body massage, would I keep the panties on or take them off?
 
Ceili
 
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Reply Tue 23 Nov, 2010 09:52 pm
@littlek,
I asked my masseuse about this, and he finds it uncomfortable when people do not wear their undies, plus it's a convenient place to tuck in the sheet covering you.
littlek
 
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Reply Tue 23 Nov, 2010 10:06 pm
@Ceili,
Good to know!
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Thomas
 
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Reply Tue 23 Nov, 2010 10:31 pm
@littlek,
littlek wrote:
But, were I to get a full body massage, would I keep the panties on or take them off?

I take mine off and lay face-down as I await the masseur or masseuse. On entering the room, he or she will take a towel and cover whatever they want temporarily covered. Later, they'll move the towel elsewhere whenever they start working on a currently-covered place.

Full disclosure: This may be one of those situations where I inadvertently commit a gaffe, being a European and much more comfortable with nudity than the average American seems to be. The masseur or masseuse, in turn, may be too deeply invested in a customer-is-king mindset to say something. As best I can tell from body language and mimics, though, that doesn't seem to be the case. Nevertheless, you may want to take my account with a grain of salt.
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Old Goat
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 02:20 am
This time of year I tend to wear a mankini as the undergarment of choice.

To help facilitate a good massage, I simply take it off in the changing room and then put it on backwards.

Hope this helps.
dadpad
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 06:21 am


My massuse is a lovely woman and her intruction to me is to disrobe, leave underwear on then lie facedown on the table. she then leaves the room giving me 5 mins to get comfortable. then into it.
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spidergal
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 06:26 am
I've never taken my panties off during a full body massage - I've mostly availed them at a spa and once at a gym. I don't remember a masseuse ever asking me to take them off - though they'd sometimes pull the panty down my bums a little to massage that area (sorry to be so graphic!).

One grown woman once told me she'd been asked to take hers off. And if I remember correctly, she wasn't too happy about it.

So I guess it's not a big deal if you take them off - just a matter of whether you're comfortable with it.

I never thought about it, but I think I might be uncomfortable to be completely naked during a massage session. Maybe I should try doing it to see how it feels.

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dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 08:08 am
I keep my hat on.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 08:26 am
@Old Goat,
WELCOME to the forum, O.G. !





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 08:28 am
@littlek,
I usually get a full body massage.
I see no reason for clothing in that situation; not practical.





David
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 08:31 am
@dyslexia,
dyslexia wrote:
I keep my hat on.
Including scalp massages ?
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 01:00 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Do they disinfect the table after the last vict er, client?
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 01:03 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:
Do they disinfect the table after the last vict er, client?
Thay give u clean sheets, like a hotel.





David
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 01:23 pm
Whether or not you completely undress is optional and should be dependent upon your sensibilities not the person giving you the massage.

A professional masseuse or masseur at a respectable spa will have no problem giving you a massage and keeping you appropriately draped.
High Seas
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 05:29 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
It's astounding that the question would even have to be asked - never once did I imagine a professional masseur would expect to have clients appear all dressed up and expect to get a massage while fully clothed. Might as well go to a dentist and refuse to open your mouth on grounds of modesty. Incredible.
George
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 08:56 pm
I read Spidey's post and thought "This is getting good!"
Then OmSigDavid posted and it's been all downhill from there.
(Except for you of course, HighSeas.)
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 09:39 pm
@littlek,
I guess it depends what sort of full body, if it's relaxation massage then I think it's totally your choice, but if you were getting your glutes/hamstrings seriously done you want underwear off or it will get oily (and the tugging will get uncomfortable).

Professional masseurs/euses are so good with those towels it's like a fan dance. Bottom line is the masseur will always defer to what you're comfortable with. I feel less exposed buck naked for a massage then I would in a hospital gown:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_niPwTW3rBbU/Sfy1H13sb1I/AAAAAAAACgw/dUh9go8gCdM/s400/patient_in_hospital_gown_walking_.jpg
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BillW
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 11:16 pm
@High Seas,
Chair massages are given in malls all the time to the fully clothed, but I understand what you are saying High Seas. I have been given a choice before, but always get completely undressed.
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NettieK
 
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Reply Thu 2 Dec, 2010 04:49 am
I have had a few professional massages, usually with panties left on. I asked once and masseuse said it did not matter. Whatever I felt comfortable with.
bbginva
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2020 12:32 pm
@NettieK,
If it is a female doing the massage, I usually ask if I should remove my boxer briefs. If it is a male, I remove them.
 

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