How to Get the Most Out of Your Massage

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  • April 22, 2016
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It’s no secret that Licensed Massage Therapy can seriously enhance your quality of life and health, making it an important part of your wellness routine. We are proud to offer this beneficial service, while our Massage Therapists do their best to give every guest  the best massage possible, getting the most out of your massage also depends on you. Here are eight tips to make sure you leave each massage session completely recharged and rejuvenated

Talk to your Massage Therapist.

Before each session, you have an opportunity to talk to your Massage Therapist about your goals for your massage. Make the most of this time by telling us exactly what you are trying to achieve through massage, whether it is pain relief, improved sleep or better performance.

Relax and breathe.
During your massage, make sure to take even, regular breathes and relax as much as possible. The more you can relax your body and mind while breathing at a regular pace, the better results you will get from your massage session.

Communicate with your Therapist.
Don’t be afraid to tell your Massage Therapist if you feel uncomfortable or if a movement or pressure is causing you pain. Your massage shouldn’t be something you have to endure – it should be something you enjoy! Let your Massage Therapist know if anything isn’t to your liking.

Stay hydrated.
You may have heard that drinking plenty of water after your massage session is important. However, research has shown that staying hydrated before your session is just as vital. Your connective tissues or fascia are more pliant when properly hydrated, making your massage more productive.  Drinking half your body weight in ounces after a massage and every day will do wonders for your health and keep down inflammation.

Discuss any soreness with your Therapist.
After your session, make sure to discuss any changes or soreness in your body with your Massage Therapist. They may recommend using Dead Sea salts or ice to help reduce the pain.

Skip the massage if you’re sick.
Massage Therapy may make symptoms worse by increasing blood flow to all areas rather than isolating, plus you don’t want to share your illness with others. It may be best to reschedule for when you are feeling better.

Massage is a wonderful way to relax and improve your health. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the best health and wellness benefits with every session. Follow these tips for the best massage possible and make sure to ask about our essential oils that can boost your massage experience.