This is something I hear all the time. Most people assume that a massage is not effective if it is not painful. "No pain no gain" right? Wrong. But of course, as with everything, it's not always so black and white.
Should I wear underwear?
It's totally up to you. I always tell my clients to undress to their comfort level. But usually most everyone does one of two things. Clients take off the shirt, pants, and either leave their underpants on or take them off.
I would actually say a majority of my clients opt for no underwear during a massage. I believe most people find it more comfortable that way. But of course, everyone is different.
You've probably been told before to drink a lot of water after your massage. But what's the reasoning behind it? Does it make a difference?
There are a lot of myths that get thrown around concerning massage, and one of the them is that "You need to drink water to flush out the toxins that get circulated during a massage".
There are a lot of myths about massage that get tossed around. One of the myths is that "Massage increase your circulation". Even I didn't know about this for a long time until I stumbled onto a facebook group for massage therapists, and they cleared it up for me.