Part of the relaxation of a massage is getting to think about, well, nothing—and we wouldn’t dare take those precious moments of mental respite away from you. Even still, the occasional worry may pop into your mind while you’re in the middle of your rubdown. Here are five things to remember during your next massage that can send those pesky worries far, far away:
1. Clothing is Optional
Whether or not you chose to go au naturel for your massage, there’s no need to feel self-conscious. Your massage therapist is perfectly accustomed to either preference and trained to provide the best massage possible in either case.
Often times—and without realizing it—we hold our breath when our massage therapist is working on a particularly tough area. During these times, it is essential that you remember to continue to breathe evenly. Your continued breathing will oxygenate your blood and nourish the area being worked on, thereby allowing it to heal more effectively.
3. Speak Up
Of course, if your massage therapist is applying too much pressure and causing you pain, don’t hesitate to let him or her know. Speaking up to inform your massage therapist about what helps, what doesn’t, and what areas need the most work is not frowned upon, but encouraged.
4. Gas Happens
If, in your state of massage-induced relaxation, you realize that you’ve let “one” slip, don’t feel embarrassed! You’ve become relaxed enough to let your guard down, which is a good thing! Your massage therapist knows to expect a little gas, anyway, as it is a common effect of a good massage.
5. Leg Hair, Don’t Care
If it occurs to you mid-massage that you forgot to shave your legs beforehand, don’t worry! Your massage therapist isn’t fazed by your leg-hair, and he or she certainly won’t look down on you for skipping your morning shave.
During your next massage, don’t let little worries steal your relaxation. Allowing yourself to be comfortable in your own skin can help you to de-stress and better enjoy your session.
The talented massage therapists at Elements Massage make your comfort their priority. Schedule your next appointment by calling (480) 917-4880.