Nervous about your first massage? You’re not alone.
People tend to obsess over appropriate attire, whether or not they should be speaking to the therapist, and if they’ll be judged for their appearance.
The thing is, a massage is meant to be relaxing; it’s supposed to be a therapeutic experience that relieves you from stress. A massage is your moment to wind down and take a moment for yourself.
If you find yourself getting all worked up over your first massage, here’s what you need to know:
You’re Expected to Communicate With Your Therapist
A massage is all about making you feel good. If you have a specific problem area on your body, you’re expected to let the therapist know. Before the massage begins, let the therapist know what areas they need to focus on.
Keep in mind that everyone’s needs are different; there’s no one size that fits all. What works on one client won’t work on the other.
It’s a therapist’s job to make you comfortable in your session. From the volume of the background music to the amount of pressure the therapist applies, you have a say in everything.
You’re Working With a Licensed Professional
Most reputable massage studios only employ licensed professionals. They are trained to give you massages that allow you to relax and alleviate soreness in your muscles.
Massage therapists are there to make you feel good—not to judge you, so there’s no need to be conscious.
Find Out What You Like
It’ll take a couple of sessions to find out what you like and what you don’t. There are several massages you can choose from, including:
Swedish Massage: This primarily focuses on relaxation by relieving tension and promoting circulation using kneading and gliding actions.
Myofascial Massage: In this, the massage therapist holds and stretches the skin using just a little bit of lubricant.
Deep tissue Massage: If you struggle with muscle pain, then a deep tissue massage is for you. Muscle pain is relieved by applying pressure to tendons, layers of muscle, and other tissues.
At our massage studio, we take your health seriously. Our clients can rest assured that our sheets are washed, the areas have been sanitized, and the massage therapist’s hands are cleaned thoroughly before their treatment.
Book an appointment today by calling 910-229-3986.