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Things to Avoid Before a Massage Therapy Session

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Who doesn’t like a professional massage? We all do like those comforting massages. A massage from a professional therapist can soothe your body, mind, and spirit. If you are scheduling your first massage appointment, you may not know what to expect. You may even end up making a few mistakes. So here are a few things that you should avoid before you head off for your massage.

Don’t Be Late

You need to know that your massage therapist wants to give you the best massage for better results. A massage therapist works for you only for your scheduled appointment and won’t work past it. If you arrive late, the therapist will cut your time short and follow the scheduled deadline to accommodate the next client. So, to get the best massage, arrive at the center on time.

Don’t Wear Perfume or Aftershave

Though wearing perfume or aftershave helps you smell good, it can irritate the massage therapist. The therapist will be working very close to you. Your fegrance can irritate their noses, thus affecting their concentration. Wearing perfume and aftershave can also react with the oils that they may use during the massage. It is suggested to avoid using any perfume or aftershave before the massage.

Don’t Forget to Drink Enough Water

You need to hydrate yourself before the massage. Massage therapy stimulates circulation, detoxifies your body, and flushes all the waste out of your body. While your body is busy removing metabolic waste from muscles and stimulating blood circulation, it needs a lot of water. In the aftermath of the muscles, your body can dehydrate at the end of your therapy. Therefore, hydrate yourself before and after the massage.

Don’t Suffer from Too Much Pressure

It is completely okay to let your massage therapist know if the pressure that they are applying is too much or too less. You do not have to endure the pain if you are experiencing too much pressure. Your massage therapist has no way to know how you are feeling during the massage. They do not take any offence if you tell them. If you have a specific spot that is giving you trouble, address it to your therapist.

Don’t Overeat

Massage therapy manipulates the muscles. Overeating can leave your stomach bloated and uncomfortable. Getting a massage immediately after eating is certainly not a good idea. It is suggested to eat your meal two hours before your massage therapy to allow proper digestion. Additionally, manipulating your organs (a part of therapy) can affect your digestive system, in the form of gas. Your massage therapist already knows that it is normal to happen during the session, and it is nothing to be embarrassed about. 

All you have to is get comfortable, relax, and enjoy your massage session and reap the benefits from the massage therapy. If you are looking for a massage therapist, you can contact our physiotherapists at Emerald Hills Physio to know more about our services.