The extent of a massage will depend on several factors, including the length of the session, the specific need for treatment, the techniques used, and the client’s comfort level with touch.
When there is an injury or condition to be addressed, the entire session may focus on a single area.
There may also be a need for treatment of other body areas that are affected by an injury, such as when a sprained ankle forces the opposite leg to bear all the stress of walking and weight-bearing.
When a massage is sought for relaxation, it is important for the client and the therapist to discuss and agree upon the areas to be massaged.
The term “full body massage” will include the back, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, legs, feet, face, chest (above breasts for women), abdomen and hips.
The genital region will never be undraped or touched by the therapist.
If you are uncomfortable with being massaged in other areas, just inform the therapist of your wishes and the therapist will adjust the massage accordingly.
We understand that even such public areas as hands or elbows may be emotionally or physically sensitive areas for a given client.
No one should ever accept touch that feels “wrong” to them in any way, nor should they feel pressured to offer a detailed explanation for such sensitivity.