If your feet are causing you problems, try engaging in ankle rotations. Put a hand under the heel and grab the ball of the foot using the other hand. Turn your ankle slowly a few times in different directions. While you may fear seeming rude, you should say something during a massage if you need to. If you are uncomfortable in any way, discuss the issues you are having. A masseuse is not a mind reader; be polite, but get your point across so that you can relax!
You can prolong the benefits of a massage by stretching. Yoga is a great option. Stretching helps muscles last longer, remain looser and stronger and make them more comfortable between visits to massage therapists. Thirty minutes, three times a week is ideal.
If you are giving someone a massage, try to be as quiet as possible. If someone is trying to feel calm and relaxed the last thing they want to hear is you chattering constantly. Sound should be limited to soft music or nature calls. Otherwise, the environment should be quiet.
Clean your whole body, including your feet, if you are getting a full body massage. You never know what type of bacteria or fungus is residing there, and the massage therapist can inadvertently transfer that to other parts of your body. Just clean them before, and you will be much safer.