Before you go to a massage therapist, you should brush your teeth and use mouthwash if need be.
We are here to help you but our effectiveness depends upon relaxation. The client picks up on our body language just like anyone else. Great massage going on; the client is relaxed... I go to finish with the head and neck? Garbage can smacks me right across the face. The client can tell something is wrong.... Massage ruined by bad breath.