How to Prepare for your Massage

Whether you are getting a massage for the first time or the hundredth. There are a few things you can do before you lie down on the table that will enhance the benefits of your massage.

How to prepare for your massage

To ensure your massage is as soothing as possible, get yourself into a relaxed state before you arrive. We suggest drinking a glass of water, play calming music on your ride or walk over, and breeze in with plenty of time to spare before your appointment. When arriving in a frenzied rush, it takes longer for the body to relax into the treatment.

One can also help the body to relax by taking a hot shower or soak in a hot bath before coming in. This will not only help your mind to relax, but it will soften the skin and muscle tissues making them more receptive to massage. Before we get started, be sure to voice any concerns or questions about what we’ll be working on during the session so you can relax into the treatment.

Wear Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your appointment. This will help continue the effects of the treatment as you slip back into your clothing, and leave the spa. Take off any make-up you may have put on for the day. If you have longer hair, pull it back or up to allow for neck and shoulder access.

There are also some things to avoid prior to your treatment. Don’t eat a heavy meal. You will be uncomfortable during your treatment if you have a full stomach. Avoid caffeine intake before your appointment as caffeine stimulates instead of relaxing the body.