Provincetown Spa Etiquette

As you know in our European style, coed Provincetown clothing optional facility, you can go totally nude, go nude and wear a towel around you, or wear a swimsuit, just like in Germany where coed nudity is the norm. Although many people wear swimsuits to our Provincetown Spa facility, some do not and the choice is yours!

One of the biggest fears for spa goers is the issue of nudity. This isn't just a source of anxiety for those hitting a spa for the first time- it can be an issue for even the most seasoned spa enthusiast who is experiencing a new spa treatment for the first time, or is in a foreign country where nudity "etiquette" and customs may be different.

No one wants to be the only one in a sauna without a bathing suit on, or the only one in a sauna with a bathing suit on. Should one be naked for a massage?  What about when getting a salt scrub with a therapist of the opposite sex?

Most guides give you a few tips and then simply suggest you ask the therapist if you have questions. While asking for precise guidance is a good idea, the fact is very few people actually do; after all, those who are confused and anxious about nudity issues are generally not likely to want to even discuss them with a stranger.

So here are some tips that will hopefully give you the information you need before you visit our Provincetown Spa - so you can achieve what you came for in the first place: total ease and relaxation.


Provincetown Sauna and Steam Room at Namaste Spa

In our European style coed facility, you can go totally nude, go nude and wear a towel around you, or wear a swimsuit.


Provincetown Massage room at Namaste Spa

For popular massages such as Swedish and Deep Tissue most people like to be naked, although if you prefer to wear a swimsuit or underwear you can. The therapist will generally explain the treatment, advise whether you should be face up or face down on the table, and then step out of the room while you take off your robe and slip underneath the sheet. The therapist will knock before reentering. Therapists use a technique called 'draping' where only the body part (arm, leg, back, or feet, etc.) that is being massaged is exposed and the rest of the body is draped with a sheet and possibly a light blanket. Private parts remain covered throughout and are not massaged. When you turn over half way through the massage, the therapist holds the sheet up so they can't see you. When the massage is over the therapist generally steps out of the room while you get up and don your robe and slippers.      


Provincetown Hot Tub at Namaste Spa

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