It’s no secret that Massage Therapy can seriously enhance your quality of life and health, making it an important part of your wellness routine. Here are eight tips to make sure you leave each massage session completely recharged and rejuvenated:
Don’t eat right before your session. The American Massage Therapy Association discourages eating immediately before your massage. Give yourself time to digest your last meal before your massage.
Be on time.You deserve to relax for every minute of a full session, so make sure you are on time for your appointment. This ensures the Massage Therapist has time to discuss the goals for your session and perform the full treatment without delaying other guests.
Talk to your Massage Therapist. Before each session, you have an opportunity to talk to your Massage Therapist about your goals for your massage. Make the most of this time by explaining what you are trying to achieve through massage, whether it is pain relief, improved sleep or better performance.
Relax and breathe. During your massage, make sure to take even, regular breathes and relax as much as possible. The more you can relax your body and mind while breathing at a regular pace, the better results you will get from your massage session.
Communicate with your Therapist. Don’t be afraid to tell your Massage Therapist if you feel uncomfortable or if a movement or pressure is causing you pain. Your massage shouldn’t be something you have to endure – it should be something you enjoy! Let your Massage Therapist know if anything isn’t to your liking.
Stay hydrated.You may have heard that drinking plenty of water after your massage session is important. However, research has shown that staying hydrated before your session is just as vital. Your connective tissues or fascia are more pliant when properly hydrated, making your massage more productive.
Discuss any soreness with your Therapist. After your session, make sure to discuss any changes or soreness in your body with your Massage Therapist.
Skip the massage if you’re sick.Massage Therapy may make symptoms worse, plus you don’t want to share your illness with others. It may be best to reschedule for when you are feeling better.
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