Massage School Answers: What should I wear as a Massage Therapist?

Massage Therapists can work in a wide variety of settings: a busy loud gym or sporting event, a quiet spa or wellness center.  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.  Here’s a few tips for your various situations:

  • 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? 
    1. 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
    2. 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 breath, move, look good, and feel good when you walk into any massage situation.
      Harmony Curtiss sporting the polo shirt at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health
      Harmony Curtiss sporting the polo shirt at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health
  • What do I wear to a sporting event?
    1. 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 breath, 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. 
    2. 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 I wear to a clients house?
    1. Wear something unobtrusive. You want to fit in with your clients surrounds 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.   
  • Some absolute DO NOT’s
    1. Do NOT show your stomach,
    2. Do NOT show your cleavage,
    3. Do NOT wear short shorts, skirt or anything revealing
    4. Do NOT have long fingernails,
    5. Do NOT wear cologne or perfume that can be smelled more than 6 inches from your body

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

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