5 Main In-House Proper Massage Etiquette Rules


5 Main In-House Proper Massage Etiquette Rules

When you get a massage, whether it is at a spa or in the comfort of your own home, there are specific etiquette rules that you should follow. These rules apply to both the masseuse and the person receiving the massage. Remember, a massage is supposed to be relaxing, so following these simple etiquette rules will help ensure that everyone has a good experience.

1. Arrive on Time

Book your massage treatment ahead to avoid disappointment with your massage therapists. This will mean you and your massage therapist set the exact time aside to meet. 

It would be best if you always arrive on time for your massage appointment. This gives you time to complete any necessary paperwork and lets the masseuse know you are respectful of their time. 

2. Communicate with Your Masseuse

Before your massage starts, communicate with your masseuse about any areas you would like them to focus on or avoid. Also, let them know if you have any injuries or medical conditions. This will help them give you the best possible massage.

3. Be Prepared for Your Massage

You will want to ensure that you are prepared for your massage before it begins. This means you should use the restroom before your massage, so you are not interrupted during the session.

In addition, you should remove any jewelry and clothing that might get in the way. Most massages are done with the person completely naked, so it is important to be comfortable with this ahead of time. 

4. Relax and Enjoy Your Massage

Once your massage begins, it is important to relax and enjoy it. This means that you should not talk unless necessary.

If you need to say something, keep your voice low and avoid anything that might break the relaxing atmosphere. 

5. Tip Your Masseuse

At the end of a good body massage, it is always appreciated if you tip your masseuse. A standard tip is 20% of the cost of the service but feel free to give more or less depending on how satisfied you were with the experience. 

Questions Asked During Massage Treatment

What should I wear during the massage?

Massage etiquette rules can vary from place to place, but typically you will want to remove any clothing that might get in the way.

The general answer you will receive is that you can dress down to your comfort level. Some modalities like Reflexology or Tunia massage do not require you to disrobe. 

All chair massages are done and fully clothed. However, it is important to disrobe if you are getting a full-body massage. Ideally, dress down to your underwear. 

You will have the opportunity to dress down, get on to the massage table, and cover yourself with the towels/drapes provided. 

Once the massage therapist has set up the massage table, they will leave the massage room, allowing time to disrobe and get on the table.

After you are situated on the table, the therapist will knock before entering. 

How much should I tip massage therapists?

A standard tip is 20% of the service cost.

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