My Massage is Done, What Comes Next? Well,
How Do You Feel?
After your massage is completed, the
therapist will leave the room and allow you
time to dress in privacy. You should rest for a
few seconds because you may feel dizzy after
receiving a massage.
Relax; take your time getting up. Your
therapist may tell you to drink a lot of water
to hydrate your body after your massage.
Drinking water after a massage will help your
body get rid of toxins that were flushed out of
You will be expected to pay immediately
after a massage. Check the tipping policy in
your area. If the therapist is working in a
doctors office, or owns the business, it isnt
necessary to tip. Ask around; find out whether
others tip their massage therapists. If you do
tip, it should be between 10 to 20 percent.
After your massage, you should have a good
range of motion in your muscles. You will feel
relaxed and you will be in a great mood. These
Regular massages should not take the place
of regular physical exercise. A good diet,
regular exercise and proper rest are great ways
to relieve stress and help with long-term
What does massage therapy do for you? It
relaxes the body, reduces muscle tension and
relieves minor pains. You should not expect a
massage to cure severe pain or heal an illness.
You should see your doctor about acute pain or
if you are sick.
Massage therapy is considered safe and has
been used for thousands of years. Massage
decreased in popularity with the discovery of
pain medications and when massage therapy began
being used as a front for sexual services.
Today,therapeutic massage has grown in
popularity as programs for training therapists
were set up and states arranged for licenses
You will feel much more relaxed after your
massage if you are comfortable with your
massage therapist. Ask about their credentials
and feel free to tell the therapist what you
like or what you are uncomfortable with. A
massage is a short-term relaxation
You can help your body by practicing good
health care between your massage
Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fresh
fruits and vegetables, and stay away from fatty
meats, and fried foods.
Regular exercise is essential for good
health. Exercise will help you relieve
tension and reduce stress. You can start
exercising with just a simple walk around
You should be able to work up to 30 minutes
of physical exercise each day.
You will be pleasantly surprised by the way
you feel after you begin an exercise
routine. A little exercise is better than
no exercise at all.
Theraputic Massage Terms and
A very specific
massage of therapeutic value to
the cranium called Cranial
Sacral massage therapy.
This is applied
to the neck and the head. and
can be very beneficial if you
people do report a worsening of
the symptoms for about a day or
so before the pains disappear
Make sure you are getting the right amount
of rest. This will help your body recover
from the day and renew your energy for the
Practice deep breathing techniques to give
your body the oxygen it needs. A
therapeutic massage is a great way for you
to relax, but do not expect it to take the
place of good nutrition, proper rest, and
regular physical exercise.