matter what kind of massage you choose, you should
feel calm and relaxed during and after your
massage. When you go for a massage, you can expect to:
a few questions.
will want to know what you want from your
massage. Are you looking for help with a
pulled muscle? Massage therapists will also
want to know about any medical conditions you
may have, so they can decide if massage is
safe for you or how to make it safer.
You'll be asked to remove your clothes, or at
least most of them. Your massage therapist
should give you privacy while you take your
clothes off and provide a robe or a towel to
cover yourself. A good massage therapist will
understand your modesty and keep you covered
as much as possible throughout the massage. If
taking your clothes off doesn't sound relaxing
or if you're pressed for time, try a chair
massage. These massages are conducted while
you sit in a special chair that slopes forward
so the massage therapist can work on your
back. You keep your clothes on for this
massage — it's often done in the open,
rather than in a private room.
asked to lie down.
Most massages will
require you to lie on a padded table. Pillows
or bolsters might be used to position you
during the massage. This allows you to relax
completely during the massage. Music usually
plays softly while you're massaged.
oils and lotions used on your skin.
Some massage therapists use oils or lotions to
reduce friction while massaging your body. If
you're allergic to any ingredients commonly
found in body oils and lotions, tell your
massage therapist. He or she might have
products without that ingredient. You may opt
not to use oils and lotions.
feel significant pain.
more significant than momentary discomfort
could indicate that something is wrong. If a
massage therapist is pushing too hard, tell
him or her to lighten the pressure. Your
massage therapist will expect feedback from
you to understand how best to massage
Occasionally you may have a sensitive spot in
a muscle that feels like a knot. It's likely
to be uncomfortable while your massage
therapist works it out. But if it becomes
painful, speak up.
about an hour. Most table massages
are about an hour, though some can be 30
minutes to 90 minutes long. It's your
I have had many massages and
is some of the
best I've ever experienced. I
felt relief from stress & release from an
area that was very bothersome for years.
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