It’s best to go into your massage appointment hydrated and ready to drink plenty of water after your session. Massages can be great for relieving stress and tension but if you are stressed you are likely to have muscle aches and soreness afterwards. To help ease this you should hydrate yourself before your appointment and drink plenty of water when you are there.
If you’re planning on getting a massage, bring comfortable, loose clothing and wear it. It might seem strange, but it can really help you relax before your massage starts!
A common problem for massage clients is getting undressed after the session. Many don’t even realize how difficult it is to get out of tight-fitting clothing. Luckily there is a way around this – wear a piece of material that is too big for the client, then remove it while in the chair.
Massage therapy can be quite relaxing and stress relieving if done correctly. However, a lot of people tend to hold their breath or hold their shoulders while on the massage table. This can be very counterproductive.
In traditional Chinese medicine, holding your breath contracts your muscles more, making them harder to relax. When you breathe in, then hold your breath, your brain sends a message to your muscles to tense up, even as you’re relaxing. This creates tightness throughout your entire body. So remember to breathe normally as this will help you relax and ease your muscles.