A massage is one of the best ways to relax while also prioritizing something that your body needs. Even though this is the case, so many people are nervous to get a massage because they don’t know what to expect. When you do go about booking your first massage, you want to make sure that you’re prepared so that you can shed any nerves that you might have. In today’s blog post, the team at Drake Professional Massage in Fort Collins is going to go over a few tips that you can keep in mind for your first massage. Let’s go ahead and jump right in!
When getting your massage, your massage therapist will ask you to undress to a level that you feel comfortable with. For some, this may be stripping down to your underwear while others may remain in full clothing. Know that during your massage you will remain fully covered except for the body part that the massage therapist is working on. Something that you do want to keep in mind is that clothing can create a barrier, making it difficult for the massage therapist to work more thoroughly on your muscles.
During the massage, you want to make sure that you do your best to stay relaxed. Even though it may be nerve wracking to sit there through your first massage, the work that’s being done won’t yield the same benefits when your muscles are tense. Sure, you’re going to be a bit nervous when you first sit there at first, but take some deep breaths and do your best to loosen your muscles.
While a massage will work on some of your knots and sore spots, it should never be painful for you to be on the table. With that being said, you want to make sure that you’re speaking up if you do feel any pain or discomfort during your massage. You aren’t going to offend your massage therapist, they’re just going to use a different technique to tackle this area. Your massage is designed to provide your muscles with the release that they need, so speak up and provide your massage therapist with some additional guidance on how they can help you.
Take Your Time Getting Up
Once the massage is over, you want to make sure that you take your time getting up. After laying out on a table and relaxing, it can be difficult to get up. The one thing that you want to keep in mind is that there’s no rush! Take your time getting off the table. Lay there and get a few more slow, deep breaths before you push yourself up off the table. This will not only help you exit the headspace that you’re in during the massage, but it will also let you feel out the work that’s been done on your muscles.
Drink Lots of Water
As you may have assumed, it’s pretty common for muscles to feel sore after a massage. One of the best ways to keep that from happening to you is by drinking plenty of water after your massage. This will help provide your muscles with the water that they need to heal and recover from the work the massage therapist did. Though it may not seem like a big deal, you will definitely feel so much better when you drink water afterwards.
Schedule Your Massage at Drake Professional Massage
Now that you’ve gotten a few tips, it’s time to book your first massage. Drake Professional Massage is happy to provide the Fort Collins area with high-quality massage therapy. From your basic relaxation and hot stone massages to Lomi Lomi and prenatal massages, we do our best to offer a massage technique for everyone. Contact our office today to get your first massage booked!