Yes, I know, another massage thread.
The ethical merits of this have been debated ad nauseum on this board, so I don't really need assistance on that. What I do need is assistance on if/how/when to inform ones masseuse when getting a massage.
I've had two experiences.
1) attempted to make appointment in advance and informed salon that I must wear protection for medical reason. They were nice but declined the appointment saying they were sorry about my situation but unable to accept my business.
2) second time was at a resort and didn't inform, went into treatment room in my robe (provided by spa), she asked me to remove clothing while she left the room. I stripped to diaper and got under sheet. She came back and massage proceeded in a normal, non-sexual way.
....So what is the best play moving forward now that I'm back home and need a new establishment to get some acute back pain worked on?