Friday, June 22, 2012

Tips on How To Receive a Massage

A Massage should be an enjoyable experience. Here are a few tips to help you make the most out of your next massage... 

  • Take a shower before the massage.
  • Go to the restroom before your massage.
  • Try allowing yourself to drift off into a semi-sleepy state at opportune moments.
  • When the therapist puts pressure on an area don't lift up to help just relax you won't need to help in any way unless you are asked.
  • Remember that it is easier for the therapist to work on you/ move the sheets around properly if you are naked and also clothing restricts energy flow and circulation. Don't be afraid to get naked it is appropriate.
  • Take your time getting up after your session is over.
  • Drink plenty of water after your massage.
  • Most therapists play music. Float away with the music. If you do not like the music or it is distracting for you, ask for the music to be shut off or changed. You can even bring your own.
  • Communicate. Do not be afraid to speak up and say what you like and do not like. Make sure you are lying comfortably and are wearing comfortable clothes
  • Research different styles of massage before you go to the spa so you order what you might like, ask about the pressure and technique before and if you don't like the therapist technique ask to end the massage early on. Because the therapist is doing her best to please you and if she or he isn't a good match for you, don't suffer and complain later to the receptionist causing the therapist to forfeit her pay.
  • if you are in a Spa do realize the therapist only gets a small commission from what you pay, your gratuity is appreciated, in other situations it may be inappropriate.
  • Lay on the table limp like a rag doll and spread your arms and legs away from each other and close to the edge of the table so the therapist does not have to bend over or run the fingers into other parts of the body when doing one part of the body.