Draped or undraped?

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    May 03, 2008 12:57 PM GMT
    When you get a massage from a masseur, do you go draped or undraped?
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    May 03, 2008 1:52 PM GMT
    Draped - no free shows! lol
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    May 03, 2008 5:58 PM GMT
    BostonVball saidDraped - no free shows! lol



    thats what I say. That costs dinner and at least 2 drinks!
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    May 03, 2008 6:22 PM GMT

    Undraped, I like hearing him breath heavy during.
  • RSportsguy

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    May 03, 2008 6:26 PM GMT
    I go draped. My place that I go to requires you to have on at least under wear. I go a little farther and wear work out shorts. No nudies there!! icon_biggrin.gif

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    May 03, 2008 6:57 PM GMT
    Undraped always. The whole sheet shuffle is a charade.
  • auryn

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    May 03, 2008 7:15 PM GMT
    Ethic laws in Washington State require proper draping.
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    May 03, 2008 7:19 PM GMT
    Auryn saidEthic laws in Washington State require proper draping.

    In Texas, the client has a choice, but draping is the default. You have to request no draping, here. Even then, some therapists choose not to accommodate no-draping requests.
  • auryn

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    May 03, 2008 7:28 PM GMT
    I can understand why, ruck_us. We pay a lot of money for training and then have continuing education and other fees. We don't want our licenses revoked because some random client wants his jiggly bits exposed.
  • GeorgeNJ

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    May 03, 2008 11:49 PM GMT
    Auryn said... jiggly bits ...


    You are too funny!

    I agree with ruck_us above, tho I have only gone twice, and both times, draped was required.
  • Hagan_F

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    May 04, 2008 11:59 PM GMT
    I have a massage every other week and it is always undraped. I've been going to this guy for over 10 years.
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    May 06, 2008 10:22 AM GMT
    Speaking as a CMT/HHP specializing in Neuromusclar Therapy ... It's all up to preference of the client. Some spa's and clinics require draping and some do not. It all depends on the city rules and regulations. As far as doing massage out of your home or going to a clients house/apt. You can do the massage anyway the client feels comfortable. City regulations/licensing only apply to established clinic/spa/hotels.

    As a therapist, it is easier to do the massage seamless without covering and then exposing as you go along. The person on the table is just another body to the therapist *or should be*, granted some are hot to look at...sadly most aren't. I learned in my psych course and interpersonal communications courses that draping actually on many lvls makes the client less relaxed because of the constant covering and exposing of skin. Clients always get in a comfort zone and then BAM...you're lifting the sheet again.

    (my personal preference is no draping..for me as a client also, I prefer the client not draped if they are comfortable. It's all about you *the client*.)

    Ok.. rambling too much here. Just one bit of advice...

    ALWAYS check into the credentials of your therapist and ask them about their education. If someone works on you and has no clue what they are doing other than " a friend taught me" or "i've had enough massages to know how to do this well", they could really injure you. Hows that for relaxing and theraputic.icon_confused.gif hahaha
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    Jun 15, 2008 7:27 AM GMT
    Draped unless I've been going to them for a while...
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    Jun 15, 2008 7:47 AM GMT
    depends on whom i'm going to, i prefer draped with some, non with others
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    Jun 17, 2008 12:00 PM GMT
    I have been part of the draped/undraped discussion on a few discussion boards and blogs and will share my thoughts here as well.

    If draping is required by law (state/county/city) then draping should be practiced. However, if not written into the law it should be first based on the therapist's comfort and then on the client's comfort. If the therapist is not comfortable giving an undraped massage, it will not be a good massage.

    Another point that needs to be made is that I am talking about undraped non-sexual therapeutic massage. There is no place for sexual services in a therapeutic massage. That, for the majority of us, is illegal.

    Don't expect that because the therapist works undraped that there will be a 'happy ending' or 'manual release' at the end. It is those who are expecting sexual services that ruin the undraped massage for others. Because the majority of people who want undraped massage also want to get off, most therapists will insist on draped massage and will question the intent of one who asks for undraped work.

    With that being said, I must say that I think it is a bit extreme that draping is an issue of law. If someone is going to perform sexual services, a sheet or towel will not stop him/her. Requiring a therapist to use draping, to me, is like saying that there is shame in viewing a nude human body and that the therapist is not performing a legitimate non-sexual therapeutic service.

    Again let me say that both the therapist and client must be comfortable with undraped massage. But if both are comfortable, and it is non-sexual what is the problem? Who is getting hurt? Who is the law protecting?

  • Mstrmasseur

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    Jun 18, 2008 9:08 PM GMT
    I wouldn't have a problem with giving massage undraped except for those that think that all massage therapist are some kind of submissive butt monkey that will do whatever they are told. I am not your sex puppet and shouldn't be asked to provide illegal services.icon_mad.gif

    Unfortunately too many men start thinking with their little head when it is exposed.

    Please take that little peace of meat down to the ASPCA and have them put it to sleep.
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    Jun 18, 2008 9:20 PM GMT
    I used to only get deck side massages after I finished racing, so we wore our suits. I recently started getting more regular massages. The place I go to does draped. However, I would probably prefer undraped. I end up getting hot in the room. Plus, if I am getting a massage, I want my ass worked. Glutes are usually pretty sore, so a sheet seems to get in the way and discourage a proper work on that area. Same goes with lower abs and upper thighs. I am not really shy and I doubt I have anything the therapist has not seen before.

    Then of course there is the happy ending...JK

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    Jun 18, 2008 9:27 PM GMT
    I go draped and make sure to wear my green boxers with pink crabs on them. LOL! Because the masseuse I go to works for the hospital I work in, I believe draped is the only way an employee can go. Never looked into it.
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    Jun 18, 2008 9:31 PM GMT
    ROFL! HAPPY ENDING!!!!!!
  • helium

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    Jun 19, 2008 2:29 AM GMT
    It doesn't matter to me here. Although if my uncle offers a massage to me, it has to be draped. Otherwise it would feel really weird.
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    Jun 19, 2008 12:46 PM GMT
    DJBens77 saidPlus, if I am getting a massage, I want my ass worked. Glutes are usually pretty sore, so a sheet seems to get in the way and discourage a proper work on that area. Same goes with lower abs and upper thighs.


    Part of being a good therapist is knowing how to drape really well. Any therapist working with a drape should be able to undrape any area including glutes, lower abs, upper thighs for specific work. If your therapist is not properly working these areas, I suggest you discuss it with him/her. If he/she still doesn't work the areas, find a different therapist.
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    Jun 19, 2008 1:11 PM GMT
    I prefer undraped...we all got the same parts. Its not like the dude has never seen a dick.

    and it is totally distracting to have your body parts covered and uncovered and that damn sheet rammed into and under things all the time. I like to relax and concentrate on my breathing and thats difficult to do when I'm laying there wondering whether my junk is sticking out and whether its making my overly sensitive massage therapist nervous. The other things some drapers tend to forget is when you uncover a HUGE body part like your entire back or your chest/abs...after it has been covered for awhile...there's sometimes a little discomfort with the cold air now suddenly hitting ur skin.

    as far as getting turned on..meh, it happens...and sometimes the therapist ignores it and sometimes they don't. whatever..its all cool with me.

    it is funny, though how high and mighty some massage therapists are. "I would NEVER!!!" but then the guys I've had massages from who have wanked me off afterwards always say "I never do that...I just never do that..."

    rrriiiggghhttt.
  • GoodPup

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    Jun 21, 2008 12:41 AM GMT
    Any of you ever had a female give a massage?
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    Jun 21, 2008 10:49 AM GMT
    JaseinOC saidAny of you ever had a female give a massage?


    Yeah. Many times. Actually, the majority of massage/bodywork I have received has been from female therapists.
  • Koaa2

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    Jun 27, 2008 3:42 AM GMT
    I am not sure why masturbation is not considered part of a massage. it is but only a natural part of being human and relaxation. I only go to people who allow undraped massages and who are professionally licensed.