What To Do Before The Massage
- Arrive freshly bathed with no lotions, oils, or fragrances on your skin.
- If you have specific pain areas, mention them to the therapist before beginning the massage.
- Let the therapist know if you are pregnant or menstruating.
What To Expect During The Massage
- The therapist will ask you to undress to your comfort level and lie face down on a massage table.
- Your therapist will cover you with a sheet or towel, which also helps prevent slipping.
- When the session begins, your therapist will likely use their hands at first. However, the therapist may move on to different tools such as hot stones, balls, or even clamps if they are working on a specific area depending on the type of massage you choose.
- You may be asked to move into different positions.
- You may be asked to hold your breath or make sounds during the massage. This is normal and shows that you are breathing correctly.
What To Do After The Massage
- Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, in the hours following your massage. Water helps rid your body of toxins that may have been released during the session.
- Avoid strenuous activity for the rest of the day. Strenuous workouts can undo the good work your therapist has done.
- Sleep in a cool, dark room and relax as much as possible. You will likely feel very relaxed after your massage, which is normal.
- Eat a light meal and avoid heavy foods that can weigh you down when your muscles are relaxed from the massage session.
- Apply lotion or oil to the skin, if desired. Lotion helps retain the moisture in your skin released during the massage.
The benefits of massage therapy are vast and varied. Whether you seek a relaxing experience or relief from chronic pain, there is a massage that will be a solution. Do some research to find a therapist who meets your specific needs, and be sure to ask questions before your first session. Contact Pure Laser Medspa to make an appointment!