What is an outcall massage?
Outcall massage is when a therapist provides their services at your home, office, or other specified location. The therapist brings all supplies with them. You only need to provide a quiet location large enough for the therapist to setup a massage table or massage chair.
Must I undress completely for my session?
For the most common types of massage, the client is undressed under a sheet. Bras are usually not worn as they get in the way of shoulder and back work. Underwear is optional, depending on what is comfortable for the client. Just remember that you are always covered with a sheet. Try to wear as little jewelry as possible. Necklaces get in the way of neck work and have to be removed. In North America, if you do remove your underwear, licensed massage therapists must ensure that you are always properly covered by a sheet or towel. Only the area being massaged will be uncovered.
Will you be present when I undress?
I will leave the room so that you can remove your clothing and lie on the massage table under the top sheet. Don’t rush or worry that I will walk in on you — I will always knock or ask if you are ready before entering the massage room.
Will I be covered during the session?
Yes. I use modest draping practices on my clients. You will be draped at all times and only the area being worked on is temporarily uncovered. The groin and the female chest will never be exposed. If you ever feel uncomfortable with any area of your body being worked on, just tell me. I can avoid that area during the massage.
What areas of the body do you massage?
A typical full body session can include the back, neck, shoulders, arms & hands, glutes, legs & feet, head & face. You can specify what areas you do or do not want me to work on.
Should I talk to you during the massage?
Although some people prefer to talk throughout the massage, don’t feel like you have to make conversation with me. Feel free to close your eyes and relax, which is what most people do. I do ask that you speak up if:
- you want me to adjust the pressure I’m using
- you experience pain
- you have any questions related to the massage
- there’s anything you forgot to mention during the consultation
What if I have a medical condition?
It’s important that you let me know this when you book the appointment. Some medical conditions may require approval from your doctor before you can receive massage therapy.
I had a deep tissue massage yesterday. Why am i sore today?
The muscles likely had accumulated a lot of metabolic waste that has now been released into your body. This is an important part of the process, but your body needs time to process and get rid of the waste products. It may take a day or two for the soreness to go away. Just drink plenty of water after the massage and for the next day or two, and this will speed up the process. If you see any bruising or feel sore for more than two days, then the therapist probably used more pressure than was right for you. During your next massage, ask your therapist to use less pressure and see how your body reacts.