Is the date of your Japanese slippery massage quickly approaching, you have many questions to ask, but feel too embarrassed to do so? Don’t worry. This article should cover most of the “FAQs” people are curious about and rid you of any potential uncertainty you might feel before your first visit. We’ll be covering topics such as
- Body consciousness
- Talking throughout the massage
- Passing wind
- Falling asleep
Hopefully, all your concerns will disappear by the time you finish reading this and you’ll feel more comfortable getting your much desired massage!
After receiving a Japanese slippery massage, is it appropriate to tip?
To tip, or not to tip, that is the question. Of course, tipping is not compulsory, but it’s a sure way of showing gratitude and appreciation if you feel you’ve been treated well. This usually doesn’t apply to clinical massages meant to alleviate health conditions or illnesses, but you’re probably getting your body to body massage with pleasure in mind, and if you get plenty of it, a nice little tip could reflect that. As for how much should you tip, it’s basically like in a restaurant – about 15% should do the trick if you’ve been satisfied. You can, of course also ask friends and acquaintances who have undergone this (if they have done so) how much did they tip, or ask at the reception when you arrive! You can learn more about spa tipping here.
Will I be naked completely?
Well, ideally, in this kind of “body to body” massage, you will… But of course, you may change your mind at the last moment, or decide you’re not really comfortable with that, and your wish will be respected. After all, these kinds of treatments are not just erotic, but have many other upsides apart from that! So if you wish to keep your underwear or cover yourself with a towel, you can do so and your therapist will have no problem with that.
What if I’m too self-aware of my own body and its shortcomings?
You don’t have to be shy about your own body – if you are, try to go easier on yourself. But the last thing you need to fear is being looked down on by your masseuse because of the way you look. You’ll be dealing with a professional who has treated countless clients of many body types and shapes – skinny, fat, muscular, young, old, and not many things will phase her. If you feel ashamed for your acne, scars or excess fat, don’t be! You won’t be judged in any way and treated with an utmost respect and professionalism. At your request, sensitive spots can be avoided completely. Of course, there are things you can do to make both you and your therapist feel better, namely showering, nail clipping, shaving and coming in well-groomed!
Is chatting advisable during a massage?
It’s not up to us to decide when the right time for small talk is during your procedure. It all depends on the set mood or a personal disposition of both you and your therapist. Some people are naturally chatty and that’s OK, but at other times, it’s better to stay silent and fully concentrate on the present sensation that only this refined Japanese rubdown can provide. Of course, if you feel too hot, too cold, need a drink, feel painful or have the urge to go to the toilet, make sure to let your therapist know!
What about… passing wind?
This one is not often talked about, but nevertheless important – yes, the urge to fart is a common occurrence during most types of massages, since they relax the gluteal muscles. The question is whether to hold it or to let it go? In all honesty, the masseuse will be probably fine with you letting it out instead of torturing yourself trying to hold it. Just let her know – or excuse yourself to the bathroom, if you feel too embarrassed…
These were the answers to some of the common questions people have in regards to a body-to-body massage. Hopefully you’ve found them useful and will keep them in mind if you opt for a visit!
What’s your take on tipping for a service of this kind? And what is preferable – having a nice chat with your therapist, or focusing on the moment? Do you have any other pressing questions you need answered? Let us know in the comment section!