What If I Snore, Drool, Pass Gas, or Something Pops Up?
Catching some ZZzz’s is not uncommon during a massage. People go into a massage session typically stressed our and sleep deprived. You will feel the heated table and more times than no you will fall asleep on the massage table. Your therapist will not judge you if you snore during the massage.
When you wake up, it is not uncommon to have a little drool on your face or the face rest. No worries, you’re not the first and certainly won’t be the last person. No need to clean up after yourself, but if you are worried about it, feel free to ask for a tissue.
Don't clench your gluteal muscles and hold in that gas! Your massage therapist has seen, heard, and smelled it all! It is far better to pass gas during the massage and is often a sign of relaxation. It is nothing to be embarrassed about, but if you are uncomfortable doing that, you can excuse yourself to the restroom.
It is human nature for men to get an erection during non-sexual, therapeutic massage. No reason to be embarrassed if it happens. Your professional massage therapist will be able to deactivate the body’s parasympathetic nervous system with different styles of massage to eliminate embarrassment. It can also be difficult to detect when you are covered with sheets and blankets. Your professional massage therapist understands and simply ignores it.
Using the rest room prior to your massage is ideal, but if you feel the urge to use the rest room during the massage, be sure to let your therapist know. Holding it in for the duration of the massage is uncomfortable and counter productive for you and the therapist. You will be offered a robe or sheet or you can put your clothes back on.