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What to Expect on Your First Massage Therapy Appointment

Getting a massage is supposed to be relaxing, but if you’ve never done it before, it can raise a lot of questions about modesty, cleanliness, and comfort. If you’re about to experience your first massage at Mantra Wellness Centre, you have nothing to fear. Massage should be an enjoyable experience, but if you’re nervous, here’s what you need to know:

The Cleanliness Factor

There’s no other way to say it: make sure you smell fresh and clean. Not only is this proper etiquette, but it will make you a lot less self-conscious on the table, which will allow you to relax. We understand that you can’t necessarily step into the shower right before your appointment. A simple wipe down of your underarms and feet will do. Trust us, you’ll feel a lot better not stressing over it.

Worrying About Hair

Our registered massage therapists are accustomed to massaging all sorts of body types. They simply don’t care if you forgot to shave or if you missed a spot. Mantra Wellness Centre has a philosophy of openness and acceptance. We are not here to judge you for your body hair, and we hope that you will feel open and be yourself.

Being Self-Conscious

Now that we’re on the subject…we also won’t judge you for what your body looks like. We don’t want you to walk into your massage appointment nervous and tense about what you think your therapist is going to think about your stretch marks, muffin top, weird mole, or shameful tattoo. When you lie down on your table, it’s important to remember that you’re in caring, professional hands. We encourage all our clients to embrace their bodies no matter what they look like.

Taking Your Clothes Off

Hollywood is to blame for the common misconception that massage clients have to strip down to their birthday suit. In reality, we encourage you to wear what feels comfortable to you. If you don’t feel secure removing your bra or underwear, we will do our best to avoid touching your clothing with essential oils, however, that can’t really be helped. Your modesty is a priority, and even if we’re massaging the area hidden by the sheet, we won’t see anything.

Making Sure You’re Comfortable

If you’re one of those people who would rather suffer in silence than speak out about what’s bothering you, you really won’t enjoy your first massage experience. Please don’t hesitate to tell your massage therapist if you think the music is too loud, you want to adjust the room temperature, the table is uncomfortable, or you’re in pain. We want you to have the most enjoyable and relaxing experience, so please speak up.

Don’t Forget to Ask

If you’re still curious about how massage therapy works or how to prepare for your first session, please feel free to contact Mantra Wellness Centre before your first appointment.