The sole aim of a massage is to sooth and relax your body. Do you want to make the most from a massage session? Here are some of the things that you need to do:
Before The Session
There is a popular saying that goes, "where the mind goes, the body follows." For you to enjoy a massage you need to tell yourself that you will enjoy the massage. Other than having the right attitude you need to take a relaxing shower or bath before your appointment. To warm your muscles it's recommended that you take a warm bath. You also need to avoid consuming caffeine, sugar and other stimulants.
To avoid rushing the therapy it's good that you allow enough time in your schedule. If the therapist is coming to your place you should sit down with him/her and let him/her know your needs.
You should always remove all jewelry before each session. It's also recommended that you remove all the makeup that you are wearing.
During The Session
Communication is very important in massage. You should share with your therapist what is going on in your body. If you have a tender spot or an injured area you should let the therapist know about it. You should also mention when you need a tender or tighter touch.
Do you like it when a particular area is touched? You should let the therapist know about it. Always remember that the therapist can't know your preferences; therefore, you should always let him/her know about it.
One of the most important things to do during a massage is to breathe the right way. The right way of breathing is taking a slow, deep breathing from the gut. This type of breathing will provide your body with plenty of oxygen while signaling your body to relax.
After The Session
Different people have different experiences after a massage session. If you feel dizzy or light headed you should stay on the table for some time until you feel okay. It's highly recommended that you drink plenty of water after the massage. This is to lower the toxicity levels in your muscles. Water also lessens the strain on filtering organs.
These are tips on how to get the most from your therapist. If you don't have time to visit the therapist, you should consider going for a mobile therapist. The therapist will visit your house and massage you at the comfort of your home!