If you’re thinking about meeting a massage therapist, you should. Getting a massage is very beneficial and well worth the money. That being said, you can’t just go into your appointment. There is a range of things you need to be aware of. Below, we’ll be running through them, so read ahead.
Don’t Go to The Gym After
The whole point of a massage is to relax your body. You may be tense, which is why the massage therapist would get rid of any knots in your muscles, making you feel as good as new. You’ll feel like a million bucks as everything’s loose and free.
This is great and all, but it’s not so great if you’re thinking about heading to the gym. If you’re lifting weights, you’ll need a lot of muscle power which your relaxed and loose muscles would not be able to provide. What’s more, as your muscles are so loose, they might get bruised if you lift something too heavy.
Don’t Go in Naked
A lot of people think they have to go into massages naked. This is not the case for the majority of massage centres as they want you to be semi-clothed. If you want, you could go into it naked but this is optional.
The massage therapist will not only get rid of any knots you may have, but he’ll also get rid of the gunk in your body. He’ll stimulate the surface of your skin, getting your blood to flow to it. The blood would carry a range of toxins, dispelling them.
To allow your blood to carry the most toxins, you need to drink a lot of water before your appointment. Don’t just chug a bottle of water in your car. You should be drinking more water than usual a few days before your appointment.
If you think about it, blood is mostly water, which makes it a great medium. So, it’s obvious why more water is needed.
As you’ll be semi/fully naked, you’ll have your bodily odours wafting around the room. Hopefully, you take care of yourself and smell good as otherwise, your therapist would have a hard time treating you. After all, the two of you would be in a small space.
You should shower right before your appointment as this would zap body odour away.
Does your Therapist Know Best?
Your therapist is an expert masseur. Although true, what he’s doing for you may not feel that great. So, you should tell him about the discomfort you’re feeling.
To avoid feeling uncomfortable, you’ll tell him all about your body and its history before your session. That being said, you may not have to do this as he’d bombard you with questions the moment you walk in, after all, he’s a certified remedial massage therapist.
Yes, the therapist would treat your tense muscles, but you’ll let him do a better job if you’re relaxed. This makes the knots in your body easy to tend to.
There are multiples things you’ll have to keep in mind before you visit a masseur. So, make note of what we mentioned.
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