As health care costs continue to increase, consumers are looking towards alternative therapies like massage to treat pain and stress. According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), 44 percent of adult Americans who received a massage between July 2010 and July 2011 received it for medical or health reasons compared to 35 percent the previous year. However, many consumers still have misconceptions about massage and how to make the most of their experience. It’s to be expected – there’s a sense of vulnerability when it comes to getting a massage, and many are reluctant to seek clarification.
Get the most out of your massage at Elements in North Seattle by following these simple tips:
-- Speak up! At restaurants, we’re quick to request dressing on the side. At the drycleaners, we’re not afraid to ask for extra starch. Yet when it comes to receiving a customized massage, many consumers are hesitant to ask for what they want. It’s essential to clearly communicate your goals, so don’t be afraid to tell your Elements Seattle massage therapist to spend more time on a certain area, or to alter their technique to be more gentle or firm.
-- Undress to your comfort level: The client has free range to undress as much, or as little, as he/she likes for their massage at Elements Massage in Seattle / Crown Hill. Modesty is always accepted, so if you feel most comfortable in shorts and a T-shirt, wear it!
-- Talk… or Don’t: You can chit chat during the treatment or be as still as you choose. The skilled massage therapists at our North Seattle massage studio will follow your lead.
-- Rehydrate: Even though you’re laying still while receiving a massage, your muscles are being worked and they need to recharge. Always drink plenty of water following a massage. An hour-long massage works your muscles similar to that of an hour spent at the gym.
-- Tip Appropriately: The general rule of thumb in the Seattle area is to tip 15 to 25 percent. If using a coupon or packaged deal, tip on the original price of the massage.
Whether you need relief from pain, release of tension, reduction of stress or simply want to relax and feel your best, Elements Therapeutic Massage in Seattle / Crown Hill is committed to promoting your overall health and well-being. The professional Seattle massage therapists at Elements Therapeutic Massage can help you establish a stress-free lifestyle by offering a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach to well-being through a truly therapeutic massage experience. Call or email Elements Massage in Seattle (206.632.8300 / firstname.lastname@example.org) to start living a healthy lifestyle full of wellness, relaxation and rejuvenation.