At first, the masseuse will also wear a kimono. During the course of an empathetic greeting ritual, you will both gently let the kimonos fall from your shoulders. This is part of a process, in which your barriers fall away. Nakedness is to return to our most primal humanity. The masseuse wants to meet you in your original form, without an artificial shell. Even though the massage is close and intense, your comfort will be prioritised throughout.