Would you like to get the most from your massage experience? By following some simple tips, you can get the best massage ever time and time again. First of all, get to your massage appointment early. There’s nothing worse than coming late to your appointment and being stressed out even before you get your massage. Getting there early is the most important tip for enjoying your massage. Next, don’t eat a big meal right before you get your massage. It’s tough laying on your stomach full of food and having someone pressing on your back. Try to give it at least an hour before your massage if you have eaten a big meal. Also, know when to speak up. If the pressure is too hard, there’s no point in keeping your mouth shut and bearing it. If it’s too hard say something. If it’s too light, say something as well. Also, wear what you feel comfortable with for the massage. For most massages, you generally remove all your clothes but it is not absolutely required. If you feel comfortable leaving some clothes on, go ahead. Wear what you will be comfortable in that will allow the therapist to work on the areas of your body that need focus on.
Good communication is very important. Before the session, give accurate health information to the front desk staff and let them know what you want from the massage. During the massage session, speak up if you have any feedback on the amount of pressure, speed of movement, room temperature, music volume, or even lighting. Be sure to leave all your problems at the door before entering the room for your massage, so that you can enjoy your massage. Breathing also helps to facilitate relaxation. People often stop breathing when they feel anxious or a sensitive area is massaged. If you realize this just remind yourself to breath. Try not to tighten up during the massage. Let you massage therapist know if this is happening. They may need to adjust the massage technique being used.
If you start to feel dizzy or light headed after the massage, do not get off the table too quickly. Give yourself time pull yourself together. Make sure to drink plenty of water after your massage as well. Re-hydration is imperative. Allow some open quit time after your massage session if possible. Sometimes one needs a little time to integrate or absorb the results of the massage session. Remember, massage has its greatest benefits over time. The more often a person gets a massage the better he or she will feel and the more quickly one’s body will respond.
Are you looking for some more helpful tips to enjoy your massage session? Read the article called “Are you new to massage” to get some more helpful tips.