Lit - The practice you are taught is that the bra remains on and is then just unhooked. This provides maximum modesty for the client. Of course they can take it off completely if they prefer. You do have to be careful though, particularly as a man treating a female. I now have very good towel skills to ensure people remain as fully covered as possible at all times! Once you've treated someone a couple of times though they tend not to be too bothered.
Re the session yes I would probably forget as well but that's the advantage of a group session where someone reminds you after each rep!
I have to do this quite frequently with sports massage. When you have a girl lying on her front on your table its hard for her to undo it herself. So you have to step in. Of course you always ask first!
Bob – When you say recovery pace do you just mean a very easy aerobic run? I think of a true recovery run as one that is simply designed to speed up recovery with no aims of developing fitness. I’d have thought that 5 miles at sub 8 whilst perhaps not very taxing would still be more taxing than doing nothing and as such isn’t really a recovery run.
I had quite an enjoyable session last night. 1,2,3,5,3,2,1 minutes with 90 second recoveries. In total covered 3.12 in 17.06. So basically goal 5K pace of sub 17. Then a very rare occurance this morning of a pre work run. Just an easy 10k.