This may be a stupid thread but I have been curious for a long time about whether you talk during a massage. I have overheard conversations from other rooms when I've had massages - not the words, but enough to know a conversation is going on. Personally, I totally zone out and like the peace and quiet. Fortunately my go-to person at present speaks very little English so there is no urgency to talk. But when the masseur begins talking, I feel compelled to respond. What about others? Do you talk? Is it rude not to talk at least a little bit? A couple of times I've said, "I think I'm just going to zone out now..." It works but I feel rude doing it.