Seven Ways To Maximize Your Next Massage
1. Don’t eat right before a massage. Your body works very hard to digest food and the more at ease your body is, the better the experience will be.
2. Ask if your practitioner will be using oils and lotions. They reduce friction on your skin.
3. During the massage session, don’t hesitate to report any discomfort, whether it’s from the massage or due to any problems or distractions related to the environment, e.g., room temperature, music volume, lighting, etc.
4. Guide the masseuse. Point out what areas of your body are most need of their expertise. Ensure the pressure and speed of our hand movements are comfortable for you.
5. Don’t worry about whether or not your legs are shaved! Many women apologize for this. Massage Therapists focus on the muscles underneath the skin!
6. Drink plenty of water after your massage. Your kidneys get a workout after receiving massage. Kneading and working muscles stimulates the waste response in your body. Massage relaxes the tension, releasing the circulatory pathways and allowing nitrogenous metabolic waste to dump into the system. Drinking provides your kidneys with the water they need to effectively eliminate the newly liberated waste.
7. How much clothing should you leave on? It’s up to you. If you have lower back pain or sit a lot, I highly recommend you allow us to massage this area. Some people don’t like skin to skin contact on the hips. If that’s the case, masseuse’ can do massage through the sheets.
Be prepared to schedule several massage sessions. Massage has its greatest benefits over time. The therapeutic effects of massage are cumulative, so the more often you get a massage, the better you will feel and the more quickly your body will respond.