Post # 1
I’m starting to book my “beauty” appointments for the week of my wedding and am planning on getting a massage and a Brazilian wax at some point.
I’ve never had a Brazilian wax before, and am sort of scared… but my pain threshold is usually good so it might not be that bad. Should I schedule a massage before or after that appointment on the same day, or have them scheduled on different days?
I figure booking now gives me more availability with the places I am going.
Post # 2
I would either do separate days or the massage first. After the wax, your pubic area is likely going to be swollen and somewhat sore so lying on your belly might not be comfortable. You want to enjoy your massage!!
Post # 3
I actually prefer brazilians and I honestly don’t think they hurt that bad at all. Plus it only takes like 15 minutes. Just take a couple ibuprofen beforehand. I prefer waxing because shaving gives me HORRIBLE razor bumps and ingrown hairs and it’s not pretty at all down there.
Given how I personally feel about waxing, I wouldn’t care to have both appointments in the same day. But I’d do the massage after. Especially in your case since you’ll probably have anxiety never having had a brazilian before and won’t be able to relax during the massage.
Or do them on separate days if you’re nervous about it.
I recommend finding a place that uses hard wax. They put on the wax, let it harden for a few seconds and then rip it off sans cloth strip. It hurts less. I love love love European Wax Center. Plus your first brazilian is half off. So it’s something insane like $20-25.
Post # 4
Jeneexoxo: We have a place called Waxing the City that a friend of mine swears by for everything waxed.
I have seen signs that a Eupropean Wax Center is coming soon – but there is no set opening date yet. It’s actually just down the street from where I work! I fi I can find an opening date, I may wait and book through them with the half off deal!
Post # 5
Kacie209: I’ve been waxing religously for over a year now and wouldn’t schedule a brazilian wax and massage in the same day. If I had a massage before I feel like the relaxation afterward would be ruined by the wax, not because it’s painful but let’s face it getting a brazilian wax is not exactly enjoyable either. I don’t think I’d be able to get waxed first and then massaged because I’m the type who likes to go straight home after a wax to shower, put on a baggy long t-shirt and let that area breathe for at least an hour. If it were me I’d schedule my wax a few days before my massage.
Post # 6
Kacie209: I find that they’re at least 40% off of other places around me locally, even full price. I really like them. If you can find an esthetician you like when yours opens, I think it’s a great place. =) Good luck!
Post # 7
Kacie209: Wax first, then massage later. I’ve had a few B waxes and they really aren’t that bad!! Just a few spots that are more sensitive than others. Don’t forget to breathe! haha. It’s sooo much better for me than shaving, I am getting one the weekend before our wedding! I don’t think you will regret it. If you are worried take some Advil (normal dosage) a couple of hours before you go! You will be fine! 🙂
Post # 8
If you are only getting a brazillan wax and nothing else waxed then get waxed first then massage. I asked my massage therapist boyfriend and he said if you are also getting your legs waxed then you need to get massages a different day.
Post # 9
Kacie209: I know this is a few days old so you might have already booked your appointments or even had them, but just wanted to be a total downer and ask… are you sure you want to have your first ever Brazilian close to your wedding date?
I’ve never had one, so definitely can’t speak from experience, but I would be concerned about the (albeit very unlikely) possibility of having an adverse reaction to the wax or, given you haven’t tested out your beauty therapist before, any potential consequences of not having it done correctly.
Maybe I’m just overly cautions (and super jealous 😉 ) because I have really sensitive skin and have had a bad reaction to waxing even on my legs and eyebrows. I’m sure that > 99% of the time people have a great experience with their waxing – I’d just hate for you to be the < 1% in the lead up to your wedding!