If you’re a first-time visitor to the Massage center, it’s vital to understand how to get the best out of your massage each time. It will not only improve your session, but it will also make you feel happier afterward. Check out these commonly asked questions if you’re not sure what to think for your first massage. We recommend following the top eight tips to improve your massage therapy experience to ensure that you get the perfect massage every time.
Set a Goal
It’s critical to determine what you want to get from your massage. Are you looking for a way to de-stress? To unwind? To alleviate the migraines? To aid in the treatment of debilitating pain? Be sure you know what you want to do and tell your massage therapist about it. They’ll work with you to create a unique experience based on your preferences and objectives.
It’s Important to Choose the Right Massage Therapist
It’s critical to choose the right massage therapist. When you schedule your appointment, you will be asked about your pressure levels and previous experience. Elements Massage rates their therapists by pain thresholds and competence so that studios can pair their clients with the right therapists to suit their needs. When you make an appointment, a member of the team will inquire about the amount of pressure you need (light vs. heavy) and match you with a massage therapist that works at a comparable pressure level. If you have a massage therapist who uses a lot of pressure, they will still lighten things up and make you feel better.
Contact is important before, during, and after your massage. Communicating with the doctor ahead of time on how you’re feeling, your personal background, and what you want to get out of the appointment will help you stay on track of your unique goals. Your massage therapist will check in with you after the massage to ensure that the pain level is to your liking. If it’s getting too heavy or you’re uncomfortable, speak up. Following your massage, your massage therapist will prescribe a time for you to return, as well as any after-care advice you may find useful.
Arrive 15 minutes early for your planned meeting to give yourself time to mentally and physically plan for the session. This way, you will fill out papers to make sure that everyone knows what areas you’re familiar in and what your massage session priorities are.
Leave Your Electronics at Home
Getting a massage is one of the only times that you can, and are allowed, to ignore your surroundings. Allow yourself to unplug by leaving your phone and mobile devices in your car or at home during your session.
Remember to Breathe
Taking deep, relaxing breaths from your belly not only helps you relax internally during your therapy, but it also helps your muscles relax while the doctor works out some pain or tightness in your body. You may want to hold your breath or notice that your breathing is irregular, so it’s important that you concentrate on this for the best results.
Find Your Zone of Comfort
Anything in your massage should be based on making you feel good and relaxed, whether it’s a hot pad, dim lighting, or a certain type of music. We make sure you’re relaxed before, after, and after your massage at Elements Massage. If you still feel nervous, don’t be afraid to speak up.
Get a Buffer Zone
Provide some time after your massage to relax and recover your mind and body before returning to your daily routine.