Today is the day! You’re ready for your massage.. But it's your first time and you aren’t sure what to expect. What do you wear? Do you have to talk? How do you prepare? What should you expect? In order to get the best, most relaxing experience, we’re answering all your questions. Here’s how the experience will go down:
Get Personal! Your massage therapist will ask questions to determine any pain points or areas of focus. During your massage, he/she will focus on those specific areas.
Comfort is key. Wear comfortable clothing when you come in for your massage. Before your massage, you will be asked to undress to your level of comfort. Lie down on your stomach underneath the sheets. You will remain covered throughout the massage, except for the places that are being massaged.
You Get What You Ask For. Your massage therapist will check on pressure throughout your massage, but don’t be afraid to speak up. Let your massage therapist know if you are uncomfortable at any time during your massage.
Breathe In. Breathe Out. Remember to breathe normally throughout your massage. Not only does it enhance your massage, but it also helps you to relax, enhancing that sense of calm.
Time Flies When You’re Relaxing. After your massage, your massage therapist will discuss any conclusions they drew from the service. He/she will recommend how often you should get a massage, the long-term benefits you can expect and any self-care in between sessions.
Soreness is Common. It’s perfectly normal to feel a little sore after a massage. For your muscles, a massage is similar to experiencing a tough workout. To prevent soreness, try these tips.
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