Without a doubt, a massage should ideally be a soothing and relaxing experience. It is for this reason that many people often arrive on time for their massage instead of being “in time”.
Of course, if you arrive late for your massage, it hardly serves the purpose, now does it?
With that said, coming in early isn’t the only tip. So, here are 4 more tips from the American Massage Therapy Association that you should keep in mind if you want to enjoy a good massage:
#1: If you’re uncomfortable in taking your clothes off, it’s a good idea to discuss this with your therapist first. Remember that it is important for you to wear what you think is comfortable for you, as the objective of a massage is for you to relax as much as possible.
#2: Communicating your needs to the massage therapist is just as important before you begin the massage. For example, you might not enjoy the music at the volume it’s played at, the room temperature as well as the speed of movement and amount of pressure applied during the massage. It’s equally important for you to communicate the right health information and what you intend to get from the massage.
#3: Remember that breathing helps relaxation and so keep in mind that you have breathe throughout the training session. Also, avoid tightening up during the massage. Inform the therapist and they should adjust their massage technique for the area that is tight and help you relax in the process.
#4: At any point during the massage, if you feel that something is improper or that you don’t like, then you have the right to inform your masseur about it or even stop the session altogether.