What to Wear for a Massage

What to Wear for a Massage

Do you have a spa day lined up? Whether you received a spa day as a gift from your significant other, having a spa girls’ day, or you're treating yourself, getting ready for a day of relaxation can actually cause a bit of stress ahead of time if you haven’t had a massage before.

What do you wear for a massage?

If you haven’t had a massage before, that question can make you anxious and unsure if you really want to get a massage anyway. After all, you don’t want to wear the wrong thing.

Stop worrying! This spa day is for you and massage therapists are trained to help you relax.

In this article, I’ll take you step-by-step what you can expect when you visit a spa and what to wear when you get there.

What happens at the spa?

Here’s what you can expect when you arrive at the spa.

  • Check in at the front desk and let them know your scheduled spa time. Most often, you’ll take care of payment now so you don’t have to think about it when you are all relaxed at the end of your session.

  • The receptionist provide a tour of the facilities including any amenities such as showers, makeup stations, toilets, hot tub, sauna, steam shower, pool, and cold plunge tub.

  • Then they will escort you to your locker and provide a robe and spa shoes.

  • You’ll undress down to your birthday suit, cover up with the robe, and slip into the shoes. If you feel really uncomfortable about removing all of your clothes you can keep your underpants on.

  • There’s usually a waiting room for you to relax before your treatment. The waiting has relaxing music, comfortable chairs, cucumber or lemon infused water, and maybe some light snacks.

  • When it’s time, your massage therapist will come and find you.

  • They will escort you to the private room and then show you where you can hang your robe and place your slippers.

  • They will leave the room so that you can disrobe, slip under the sheets, and get comfy on the table.

  • Once you are settled, they will start on the massage while keeping the sheets covering the areas they aren’t currently massaging.

  • When the massage is completed, your therapist will let you know. Then they will leave the room and wait outside to give you a change to put your robe and shoes back on.

  • When you come out of the room, they will be waiting there to escort you back to the locker room.

  • Now is the time to use any of the additional facilities such as the sauna, cold plunge tub, pool, and hot tub. Bring a bathing suit if you want to use these amenities. There is no rush to leave - relax and enjoy yourself!

  • Then get showered, dressed, reapply your makeup, and go on with the rest of your day.