When it comes to getting a massage, there are things you can do to maximize the benefits you can receive, and because we want you to have the best massage you can, we have made this list of the top 5 tips you can do to get the best out of your massage.
TIP 1: DO NOT COME TO YOUR MASSAGE WITH A FULL STOMACH
It will be uncomfortable, trust us. Just imagine laying on your stomach after you have eaten a full meal, not fun. If you can, eat a few hours before your scheduled massage so you're not hungry and not too full. This will give your body plenty of time to digest your meal before your massage begins. Your body should be at its optimal best to receive the relaxation and stress relief that a massage can provide.
TIP 2: COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR MASSAGE THERAPIST
We will ask you specific questions before your massage begins to help us understand the kind of massage that will benefit you the most, but even then, remember to talk to us. If you want more pressure, let us know. If you want us to massage a certain spot longer, let us know. If something is uncomfortable, let us know. We will do our best to make sure you are being heard, so speak up if you need anything, and we'll be happy to listen and adjust.
TIP 3: BREATHE
This one may be obvious, but we tend to hold our breath when we are feeling uncomfortable, stressed, or we are in pain. When a sore spot is hit during your massage, remember to take a few deep breaths. Focus on your breathing if you are having trouble relaxing during the massage. The breath is a powerful tool, utilize it fully to get the most of the experience.
TIP 4: DRINK WATER
Before and after a massage. Again, don't drink too much before that you are full and have to use the restroom during your massage, but drink enough that you feel hydrated. After your massage you want to hydrate those muscles, so make sure to get the daily requirement. Some muscle pain can be caused by dehydration, so drink that water.
TIP 5: DON'T BE IN A RUSH TO GET OFF THE TABLE
After your massage, give yourself a few minutes to soak up the experience. We will not rush you, so don't rush yourself. Let yourself drift in the tranquility and slowly get up when you are ready. If it is possible, for a few hours after the massage, take it easy. Don't make too many demands of yourself and just enjoy the day as much as you can.
We hope these tips help you in creating the best experience for your massage. Remember: a massage is here to help you, so do what you can to help yourself in the process.