Whether it’s your first massage or your 100th, these simple tips will ensure that your next massage is the best one yet!
Make sure you arrive on time if not a little early!
This is especially important if you are attending your first treatment. Prior to your first massage, you will be required to complete a client health history form. This can take a little bit of time, so you want to be early so you can get this out of the way. Furthermore, if you a rushing or running late to your appointment it will take you longer to relax and you will not get the full benefit of your massage.
Wear comfortable clothing.
Massage is all about relaxing, even if you are getting a remedial treatment. Wearing tight, constricting clothing may not be too comfortable once your body is feeling relaxed. Comfortable trackies, or leggings are easier to slip in and out of before and after your massage.
Drink water throughout the day in the lead up to your appointment. Tight, sore muscles are dehydrated muscles. Massage increased blood flow and circulation to these areas. Drinking water after your treatment helps with the process of clearing away built up toxins that are stored in muscles. It is also best to avoid caffeine including tea and alcohol. Not only do these beverages dehydrate the body, the effects of alcohol may be exaggerated following a massage.
Make sure you go to the toilet prior to your appointment.
This one’s simple, and doesn’t need too much explaining! The last thing you want to do is get up half way through your appointment. If you arrive early, you will have time to do this!
Start to relax as early as possible.
Relaxing your body and mind in the waiting room is the perfect way to enter your treatment. Avoid the temptation to look at your phone in the waiting room. Switch it off, and relax!
Other things to keep in mind:
- Prior to your appointment, or at the time of booking, let us know if you have any allergies to nuts, creams and essential oils.
- During your treatment, let us know if the pressure is to firm or not firm enough.
- You may feel dizzy or light-headed after your treatment. Take your time to get up from the table. Let us know and we can get you some water.