Getting the Best of Your Massage:
Receiving a massage hardly requires any work; however, there are some steps to take to get the BEST out of your massage. I have listed some key points for you in order to prepare for a massage.
Remember, this is YOUR experience.
"I choose to invest in myself by having a massage"
-This gives you time to fill out any required forms
-Use the restroom
-Begin to relax before you enter the room
-Breathing deeply encourages deeper state of relaxation
->Drink plenty of water
-This is expected and highly recommended before AND after your massage. Staying hydrated before receiving a massage will increase your circulation, making your muscles more pliable and adaptive. Drinking water after a massage flushes your system of all the toxins that were once stored in constricted muscles.
->Communicate with your massage therapist
-Is the room to hot or too cold?
-Is the pressure too much or too little?
-Would you like the therapist to move to another area?
->Be open and receptive
->Let go of your thoughts
-Stay focused on touch
->Avoid eating heavy meals
-Eat lightly within the hour of your massage
->Turn OFF or silent phone
-Tune into your self!