When it comes to getting a Thai hot oil massage, it's important to wear the right clothes. You'll stay fully clothed during the massage, so you should choose something comfortable and stretchy. Loose gym clothes are ideal, as they are easy to put on and take off and provide a comfortable fit. Avoid tight clothing, as any residual massage oil left on your skin could transfer to your clothing and make you feel uncomfortable afterwards.
It's also a good idea to tie your hair back or put it in a bun to keep it out of the way. When it comes to dressing for a Thai massage, you should dress at the height of your comfort level. In many countries, sheets are used to maintain your dignity during the massage. However, in the UK, people tend to prefer wearing more clothing.
So feel free to dress however you like and let your masseuse know how you would like your massage before it begins. It's also important to avoid wearing makeup, fake tan, jewelry or strong perfume during your massage. Makeup can stain bed linen and towels, while fake tan can do the same. Jewelry can get in the way of the therapist and strong perfume can be overwhelming in a small room.
Additionally, the smell of perfume can linger in the treatment room after you've left, which can be off-putting for the next client. Don't be afraid to fall asleep during your massage either! A really good massage has a powerful relaxing effect and many people end up dozing off during treatment. This is perfectly fine and allows your muscles to become completely relaxed so that your therapist can work on them for maximum benefit. If you're wearing a bra, it's best to take it off so that the therapist can work on your back properly.
Some people prefer to wear their own briefs during Thai massage and that's also great. If you're wearing underwear, the masseuse may offer you disposable underwear so that oil doesn't get on your clothes if you're having a full body massage. In Thailand, there are many spas and massage parlors that will provide you with clean clothes on site. This is ideal for hot and humid climates where clothes can easily become dusty or sweaty. It's also beneficial for preventing skin burns since massaging with skin-on-skin (without using oils) can cause an unpleasant burning sensation. Finally, don't forget that Thai massage is all about you and your comfort! Feel free to provide feedback during the massage if necessary - especially during traditional Thai massage or Thai sports massage - and give yourself enough time to change before your masseuse returns.