Prepare for your massage

Tips To Help Your Maximize Your Massage Benefits

A lavish, full-body massage can leave you feeling relaxed and lovely all over. But did you know that there are a few things you can do to get the maximum benefit from your massage session?

Here are a few things you can do to prepare for your massage:

Arrive a few minutes before your appointment. This will give you some time to talk to your massage therapist and discuss your preferences if any. You should also inform the masseur or masseuse if you have had any recent injuries or surgery so that they know where they need to exercise extra care. Also inform them if you are on any medication.

Avoid alcohol and eating heavy meals before your massage.

If you do need to take any medication, try and take the last dose at least 2 to 3 hours before the massage.

Have a shower before you leave for the massage so you feel fresh and your body is more receptive to the oils used during the massage.

Avoid using any makeup, heavily scented skin cream or perfume after the shower as these could react adversely with the massage oil.

It is best not to wear any jewelry, rings or watches to the salon. If you have worn any of these, you will have to remove them before the massage.

While you are waiting in the reception room, breathe deeply and relax your body. The more relaxed your body, the more receptive it will be to smooth, kneading massage movements.

During the massage, allow yourself to feel completely relaxed so you can enjoy the experience and its many benefits.

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