What to Expect from a Massage Session
If you’ve not had a massage before, you might be wondering what to expect from a massage session as you enter the treatment room or massage center. Well, we KNOW you’ll enjoy the experience, but just in case there’s anything you aren’t sure about, here’s what’ll happen…
When you arrive, the therapist will ask you questions about your health, fitness, and why you’re there. Your answers will help the therapist tailor a special treatment for you. You can also highlight any issues like pregnancy, previous illness, or health concerns that might affect your treatment.
Be ready to answer questions about your medical history, lifestyle, physical condition, or medications. All this goes into making sure that your massage treatments are perfect for you.
In the Treatment Room
Many people are worried about whether or not they have to take all of their clothes off. In most cases, the answer is up to you, and you can do what you’re comfortable with. Most people tend to strip down to underwear; a hint is to wear old underwear, too, if the massage involves oils.
You won’t be expected to undress in front of the therapist. They’ll leave the room, and then you hop up onto the couch and lie under the sheets or towels provided. You won’t be exposed at any time, apart from the part of your body the massage therapist is working on. Some forms of massage and bodywork won’t need you to remove any clothes at all – Shiatsu massage, Reiki, and Thai, for example.
Chair massages are slightly different, and Indian Head Massage is often carried out on a chair, as are workplace massages. You’ll sit in a specially designed massage chair and lean forward with the front of your body fully supported. Another hint; Indian Head Massage can be messy, so if you have to go anywhere after a massage, ask for no oil. Otherwise, enjoy it!
First-time Massage Worries?
Some therapists like to play music while they massage – if you don’t like it or find it distracting, you can ask for it to be turned off. It’s also up to you to talk, and you should lead your therapist.
Worried it might tickle, hurt or feel strange? Remember that your therapist is there to make the experience as pleasurable as possible, and so you call the shots. If you need more or less pressure, ask. If you’re uncomfortable at any time, say so.
After your massage, the massage therapist will wake you if you’ve dozed off (this is very common and absolutely fine). And he then leaves you to get up off the table on your own and get dressed in privacy.
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