While massage is about relaxation and stress and pain relief, it is important to remember a few handy tips to get the most out of your massage. Massage is about keeping your body happy and we are going to help you maximise that happiness.
Try taking some time out before your treatment. Rushing to your appointment can leave you flustered and out of breath. If you can, arrive in ample time to give yourself some quiet time before the massage as well as to address any questions or concerns you might have.
If you have any questions with regards to the type of massage, the benefits or even the pressure, please do ask your therapist as he/she is there to help.
Here are some tips to help you before, during and after a massage:
Massage not only works your muscles but also your mind helping to leave you feeling calm and relaxed. Sometimes your body will feel sore or tired after a massage but this is completely normal and is part of the healing process so don’t be alarmed or panic if you experience pain or discomfort. Toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage and it is therefore always recommended to drink plenty of water – the water is key to moving the toxins through your kidneys and out of the body. A hot bath also encourages the release of toxins.
If you do not have massage regularly your muscles will respond with slight sensitivity but stretching and allowing yourself to relax after the massage helps your muscles to feel fresh and rejuvenated.
Do not feel guilty about allowing yourself to relax after your massage – this is your time to allow your body to heal.
Remember a healthy body is a happy body.