What Should A Massage Therapist Wear?

What Settings Do Massage Therapists Work?

Massage Therapists can work in a wide variety of settings including:

  • Local gyms
  • Sporting events
  • Spas
  • Wellness centers
  • Private practices (homes)
  • Kiosks
  • Medical offices
  • In-home care or mobile massage

But no matter the place of work, all therapists want to be comfortable and make a good impression on their clientele while they are working.

What Types of Clothes Should Massage Therapists Wear?

What Do I Wear to a Massage Interview?

An interview almost always includes doing practical massage. That means it can be confusing as to what to wear. Do you wear clothes you can do massage in? Or do you wear clothes to impress?

Dress to Impress, but bring a change of clothes or scrubs to switch into. This way you don’t need to worry about getting your nice clothes oily. You would never go to an interview in scrubs, but you can absolutely change into them when the interview part is over and you need to do a practical

If you want to wear a combination, something you can wear to the interview AND massage in. We suggest wearing a nice crisp polo shirt. You can always purchase our wrinkle-free athletic polo from Healing Hands School. This shirt allows you to breathe, move, look good, and feel good when you walk into any massage situation.

professional massage polo shirts by Healing Hands Massage School

What Do Sports Massage Therapists Wear at an Event?

Often a sporting event will provide a t-shirt for you to wear at the event. However, if you do not receive a t-shirt try to wear something that will allow you to breathe, at the same time be concealing. A polo shirt is highly recommended, however, make sure it’s a fabric that you will be comfortable moving in for long hours.

Long shorts for men is recommended for summer months, and capris for women is a great compromise between shorts that are too revealing and pants.

What Do Massage Therapists Wear to a Client’s House?

Wear something unobtrusive. You want to fit in with your client’s surroundings and make them feel comfortable in your presence.  Black slacks and a nice polo are highly recommended. Bring shoes you can massage in, but also be prepared to take off your shoes when you enter the house. Ask the client if shoes are permitted inside.

What Not to Wear as a Massage Therapist

Here are some absolutely DO NOT’s as you pick your next massage therapist outfit.

  • Do NOT show your stomach,
  • Do NOT show your cleavage
  • Do NOT wear short shorts, a skirt, or anything revealing
  • Do NOT have long fingernails
  • Do NOT wear cologne or perfume that can be smelled more than 6 inches from your body

Explore a Career as a Massage Therapist or Holistic Health Practitioner

Are you someone who enjoys helping others? Curious about healing therapies like Massage, Nutrition, Herbalism, or Energy Work? Do you seek a career that offers the satisfaction of a great income plus the flexibility to live your life your way?

If you answered YES to any of these questions it may be time to start your career in massage therapy.

To learn more about the holistic health courses offered at HHS, call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills, (760) 746-9364 in Escondido, or 800.355.6463 in Kearny Mesa, or visit us online at HHS.