Tips to get the most from your massage
Getting a Thai Massage can help reduce stress, relieve sore muscles, and improve your overall health. However, before you go to your first session, it’s important to learn about proper etiquette to have a good experience. Here are some do’s and don’ts to follow.
What to “Do”
- Be as receptive and open to the massage process as possible.
- Take off only as much clothing as you are comfortable removing. You should wear clothing that will be comfortable during the massage and will allow the massage therapist to touch and move the areas of your body you expect will need to be massaged.
- Communicate your needs: It’s your massage therapist’s job to help you feel your best, so be open and honest about your needs. For example, if you have a tight area in your back, let your therapist know. If your therapist is applying too much or too little pressure, don’t hesitate to speak up.
- Remember to breathe normally. Breathing helps facilitate relaxation. People often stop or limit their breathing when they feel anxious or a sensitive area is massaged.
- Drink extra water after your massage.
- Don’t get up too quickly and do allow for some open, quiet time after your massage session.
What “not to do”
- Don’t workout before your treatment. This will only create tension with your muscles and make the therapist work harder at getting you comfortable.
- Don’t smoke or drink before your appointment. It is best to wait an hour after eating before you have a massage. Massage has a great effect on getting the digestive system working, and to put it simply… it may save you the embarrassment of passing gas during your treatment
- Don’t neglect your hygiene. Don’t wear heavy cologne or perfume, as the smell can be overwhelming.
Follow these tips to make your massage appointment a great one, and just remember the massage is about YOU and YOUR comfort.