Q. I have never got a massage before and I am not exactly sure about the dress code. Help?
A. This, is up to the therapist. Some therapists prefer the client undressed to their preference, and some do not. Generally, oil based massages tend to stain clothes, so wearing too many clothes will work to your disadvantage. Keep a robe handy, and ask the therapist about his/her choice. Try removing any piercing or jewelry you have on – it sort of can disrupt the massage by getting in the way. Also, wash yourself before the therapy, and try not to use a strong perfume, lotion, or body oil.
Q. What are the practices in hygiene that I should follow?
A. Maintain hygiene. Wash yourself before the massage session, and clean your body before lying down for it. Get fresh towels and sheets for the session when you have a call out service.
Q. What is a call out service? Does that mean I have to create a massage table or something?
A. A call out service means that you ask the massage therapist to come over and give you a massage. You shall find a number of therapists who have their own parlor, but some can come over too. It does not take much to create a massage table at your own home – and it is also more comfortable for most of the clients. This is also quicker or easier for the therapist.
Q. Do I need to give something to the massage therapist, or does he/she bring his/her own stuff when I ask for a call out service?
A. This is important – many therapist prefer bringing their own gear, while many chooses to use what the clients prefer. The best thing will be to ask. Typically, a therapist on a call out service tends to bring oil, music, incense, and sometimes, a towel. You can also provide towels to the massage therapist. It is more hygienic.
Q. Do I need to get ready for a massage or anything?
A. For different kinds of massages, there are some preps to be made. Some therapists ask for a background about your health, some ask you to complete a questionnaire about your body and you. Depending on the massage you are getting, you can ask if there is anything specific you need to know.
Q. I want to cancel. How do I go about it?
A. It is always a good idea to cancel at least a day before your massage session is booked. If not, let the therapist know ASAP. If you cancel within 24-hour of the session, a number of therapists can charge you for their time.
Q. I have a health issue, but I don’t know whether I should tell.
A. Yes, of course you should tell about it. For example, you have allergies and the therapist, unknowingly, uses something that causes you to have an allergic reaction. That won’t be nice, will it? Let your therapist know.
Q. I liked a therapist and decided to make a contact, but I got no response from the other end. What happened?
A. We are sorry, but at UKMassageNetwork, we are not responsible for the therapists’ activities (or lack of it).