Having A Massage for Relaxation If you have
already had the pleasure of a good
massage, you already know how relaxing it
is, and how good it makes you feel
To get the most benefit from your massage
you should be as relaxed as possible before
getting to your massage therapist, this will
help your therapist loosen up your muscles
a lot quicker.
Some ways of getting that relaxation could
be a steam bath, maybe a sauna, or just
spending some time in a hot tub will help you
relaxed, along with softening your
muscles, this will help to make your massage a
more pleasurable experience, as well as making
it more effective.
It is best not to eat right before your
massage. Of course be sure to turn off your
pager, cell phone, or any other item that could
interfere with your massage. Try to just
totally relax, and don't let mind drift
off to concerns or worries of daily
Most times you will find that you will be
taken into a quiet and darkened room; Many
massage therapists find that
burning candles sets a relaxing
mood, and also provides for
a pleasant aroma in the air. As a
normal practice the therapist will leave the
room while you undress for your
The therapist will after a short period of
time, knock on the door to check that you
are undressed and have had time to cover
up. It is up to you as
to whether you want to be
completely disrobed, or if you would be
more comfortable leaving your underwear or
panties. It is best to remove your jewelry
before the massage begins, so it won't
interfere with your massage, or break the mood
if you had to remove it after the massage
In the room you will find table that has
been specifically made for massage, and has
been designed with an opening to place
your face. Most therapists like to
begin the massage session by working on the
back, this will require you to be face down on
You should at all times be properly covered
during your massage, with your therapist
only uncovering the part of your body they
are working on at the time. A professional
massage therapist will never touch your
genital area or a woman's breast.
If you find your massage therapist isn't
abiding by any of these general rules, it will
be best to find another therapists, and also
consider reporting your experiences to the
proper authorities for further
During your massage remember to take
deep breaths to help you relax. It's
your choice as to whether you want to
converse with your therapist during the
massage, or if you would be more comfortable in
a quiet setting. Try to clear your mind
during the massage.
Your therapists will have to give you
simple instructions such as "turn, lift
your leg, move your arm, or take a deep
breath." Of course if you have any
questions during your massage, don't be afraid
to ask your therapist. Be sure to tell
them what you like or don't like.
If they are using to much pressure, let
them know, only you can tell them what the
correct amount of pressure for you is.
Everyone has a different comfort level when it
comes to the amount of pressure that is
comfortable. The experienced massage
therapist should have no problem making these
corrections as the massage develops.
If you develop a strong relationship with a
massage therapist by using their services
often, they will learn a little bit more about
you, which will allow them to improve your
results. Remember the reason for getting
a massage should be for relaxation, and
not cause you pain in the process.
The use of deep breathing techniques will
always help you relax, which will make your
massage more effective. Your
therapist may use massage lotions, massage
oils, or powders during your
If you know you might be allergic to a
certain product they are using, be sure to tell
your therapist before the massage begins.
They should ask you which massage oil, or
massage lotion you prefer, but if they should
forget feel free to discuss it with
As your massage begins your therapist will
advise you to relax, and clear your
mind, and just enjoy your
A good therapist will keep you
informed as to which area of your body
they are going to work on next. If
you have any sensitivity, or any other
problems in that area, be sure to tell your
(It would be a good idea to tell them of
these problem areas before the massage
begins, and use this as a reminder.)
It might mean they will change their
massage technique, or just skip the
area all together. A massage will
also usually include a scalp massage, but
if you prefer not to have your hair messed
up, you can tell the therapist to skip
the scalp massage.
Theraputic Massage Terms and
One of the
basic benefits of massage
therapy is the increased
circulation of the blood in any
area that is massaged.
For example, if
you rub an injured area more
blood will flow to the area.
This also means that massage
will improve the recovery time
after medical treatment.
Massage is a
perfect anti depressant. This
is because it increases the
level of endorphins.
Which is also
another reason why husbands
should aim to give their wives
regular feet and back massages.
When the massage is done the
therapist will leave the room and allow
you time to get dressed in privacy. Be
sure to take your time, and get up
slowly. You should try and take it
easy for a short time before you try to stand,
and walk around.
There you have it, the basics
of what to expect during your massage.
Being prepared should help relieve the stress
associated when we try something new, and allow
you to relax during your massage.