have to do and what you may expect when you go for a Massage.
Massage is an intimate
personal service, when you go for a massage you could go to
a private house, a city clinic, a spa or resort, or have a therapist come to
your home or hotel.
The place should be clean, warm (the optimal temperature about 25 degrees),
relaxing and private. The therapist should be well presented, treat you well and
have a friendly manner without fuss. You may be massaged on a table, a bed or on
the floor depending on the massage method. Everything must be fresh, clean and the atmosphere calm, perhaps with relaxing
like to be fondled and made a fuss of. If warmth, comfort,
cleanliness and privacy accompany this, you can relax and
enjoy the sheer physical pleasure of the massage and the
euphoric state of mind it induces.
The reason you are going for
a massage is because you want to feel good. Perhaps it is to
break down built up tensions, or to soothe aching muscles,
but generally it is because you like to be given some
intimate personal attention. You may only want to have on
part of your body treated, i.e. feet, facial or back... do ask
for what you want.
It is beneficial to shower
before your treatment either before you leave home or at the
clinic if it has the facilities. If you are comfortable it
is better to be naked, or if shy, leave your knickers on.
Remember to inform the therapist
of any health problems or concerns that you may have for both yours and
the therapists peace of mind.
Do you want a full body massage or just a partial massage?
Massage approaches around the world vary in both philosophy and practice. Many
'politically minded" service providers will never touch or massage the breasts,
buttocks or inner thighs and will at all times keep these areas including the
genitals covered. Other therapists will with the clients permission, massage the
breasts and deep into the groin to help achieve the desired outcome. In other
massage systems like lomi lomi and various forms
of holistic bodywork, your body may be completely uncovered.
So if you are shy about any part of your body, it is your duty to inform the
therapist of this prior to the commencement of the massage and of course you can
leave your knickers on, but it is always more comfortable to remove your bra. You may prefer a very
vigorous massage or be soothed with soft techniques. At no
time should massage be unpleasant or painful although in
therapy for very tense or strained muscles you may find the
treatment causes some discomfort but should not exceed your
tolerance level and you need to be able to relax into this
form of treatment for it to be effective. The therapist
although often intuitive is not a mind reader, you must ask
for your needs and desires in your treatment.
You may be left to have a
short rest after massage treatment. This aids further
relaxation and after the treatment do drink plenty of water to help flush toxins
from your body.
The time taken to perform a massage can be anything from a 10 minute neck
and shoulder release to 2 or 3 hours of bliss.
The Massage Medium An
organic soft non-sticky wax, balm or oil without odour which spreads
easily and washes off without trouble is to be preferred.
Oils such as sweet almond, avocado, grapeseed, rosehip,
canola and others are suitable. Fragrance can be added with
essential oils which are often used to assist relaxation and
help heal your body.
Massage and Sex
If this is all you want you are better served by going
to a massage parlour or brothel.
Massage due to it's nature can be interpreted as sexual and you may feel aroused
during treatment. This does not imply in anyway that the therapist wants or
wishes to create any sexual relationship. However to feel aroused is normal, we
are sexual beings. If during a massage you feel aroused, you can ask the
therapist to work more in a less sensitive area or engage in conversation as a
distraction. Generally women may enjoy a warm inner glow without the therapists
knowledge, however for men, getting an erection can be more embarrassing but
your therapist will not have any judgment or take advantage of your
Massage in your Home or Hotel When you make your booking you need to specify your
requirements to the therapist as to the type of massage and
the length of time. You must have your room warm as once oil
is applied, your body will cool down. We recommend a room
temperature of about 25 degrees. You may be treated on a
bed, or a blanket on the floor, or the therapist may bring a
massage table to set up, which ever, you will also need to
check that you will not be unduly disturbed. (Take the phone
off the hook)
In New Zealand there are some beneficiaries and gifted amateurs who will
offer treatments from as little as NZ$15.00 per hour.
However qualified therapists charge anything from NZ$30.00 to over $100.00 per hour depending on their level
In The USA, a good massage can be as much as US$200.00 per
What should I do if I am unhappy with my massage treatment? The rare problems that may occur are caused by misunderstandings and can
easily be resolved by discussing your concerns with the therapist directly but
are avoided by being clear as to what you require and your comfort boundaries
during your initial booking and consultation.
To ensure you get a good treatment:
Good communication is extremely important. You need to let the therapist know of
any health information that might interfere with your session. You also need to
let them know what you want and expect from the massage as well. During the
session make sure to open your mouth and give feedback about the pressure, speed
of movement or anything that bothers you, you need to let the therapist know so
as to ensure you get a good treatment and the therapist can perform his or her
Do your best to relax during the session and keep breathing as sometimes holding
your breath will make you tense.
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