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Relaxing Massage

How Can I Get The Most Out Of My Massage?

Do you know how to get the most out of your massage? Read this blog post as we go over some tips on what to do before, during and after a massage session. 

How Can I Get The Most Out Of My Massage?

Before: Do your research! Find a masseuse that best fits your needs. If you have any medical conditions or injuries, make sure they are taken care of before starting treatment. Be open-minded and aware of things like scents and pressure points so that you can communicate with them if need be.

During: Your mind should be at ease for the duration of the session; try not to worry about anything else other than relaxing in their hands. This will help clear all tension from your body which is key in releasing toxins from deep within your muscles.


Feel free to get naked if you like to.


Yes, it can be uncomfortable to undress in front of a stranger – but don’t worry! You're not alone. In fact, there are many people who feel equally nervous about their first time with massage therapy and the thought of being naked on top is pretty daunting too for some folks out there. But fear no more: professionals come highly trained and you will find that your appointment becomes much better when they get past all those clothes-on barriers between them and your body; besides which, what could possibly make an experience less relaxing?


Just take a deep breath and relax.


A successful massage is a delicate balance of relaxation and discomfort. For example, when your therapist digs into that knot in the back muscles, it can be tempting to tense up a little bit or hold your breath as you try not to scream out from pain--don't do this though because we're trying for major benefits here!


A creative blend of pleasure with just enough soreness will get those knots loosened right up so they don't bother us anymore!


Choose a warm shower over the cold one. 


For the best possible rubdown, it’s important to take care of yourself before you step foot in the spa. The easiest and most relaxing way to prep? A long hot shower! This might seem like a no-brainer but this will help ease any tension from your muscles that can make for an overall unpleasant experience during your massage session.


Inform your massage therapist of the type of massage you prefer. 


You know that feeling when you leave the spa and all you can think about is how meh it was? Well, there’s a pretty easy way to make sure this doesn't happen. All they want is your input beforehand so don't be shy. Let them know if you have any preference of therapists or massage types in advance by talking with their receptionist on booking day.


Schedule an appointment that is most relaxing and beneficial for you.


The best time for a massage is an hour that you are most likely to be fully rested and focused. If your schedule permits, it's generally advised to book the appointment in advance so there won't be any scheduling conflicts or unexpected work meetings popping up at the last minute which might interrupt treatment.


Avoid eating too much before your massage therapy


You should avoid a full meal before getting massaged, as it can lead to digestive discomfort.

In lieu of food, drink plenty of water and fruit juice or eat light snacks like crackers with cheese or yogurt mixed with granola for some nutrients without the weight on your stomach.

For any discomfort, always speak up with your therapist.


When you get a massage, it is important to be sure that your therapist knows what's going on and doesn't do something uncomfortable that will make the experience less enjoyable. If they are doing something wrong or if you need them to focus more time in one area than another at any point during the session then please let him know right away. 


It may seem like this should go without saying but don’t assume they already knew what was communicated just because he asked how things were feeling when he started massaging your back before moving down to touch other parts of your body.


It’s important that you know this before starting, so go ahead and take a few minutes out now to close your eyes and focus on nothing but how good it feels when the pressure starts building up inside those sore spots. Don't forget to check out our blog section!

Massage therapist - The Sanctuary Pleasant Hill LLC 609 Gregory Ln Suite #220 Pleasant Hil

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