As one of Singapore’s top luxury day spa, we always take good care to ensure you have a great massage experience for every session you have with us. This applies to any other spa treatment as well – not just a massage. After all, delivering excellent customer service is an integral part of what we do.
What You Should Know and Can Do – Our Best Massage Tips
However, to receive a great experience, there are certain things that you as a client should also know and do as well. So, here are our best massage tips as to how you can get the most out of your massage and its attendant benefits. Before, during and even after the session itself. Yes, some of the massage tips are simple and just commonsense. But they are invaluable if you remember and follow them.
1. Getting To The Spa Relaxed and On Time
Always allow yourself ample time to arrive at the Spa in good time. This may mean at least 15 to 20 minutes early, especially if it is your first visit. The last thing you want is to turn up for your massage appointment in a frenzied state of mind. Instead, you want to be in a relaxed mood even before your treatment. Often, reasons for lateness include unfamiliarity with the location or underestimation of the time needed to get there. So make sure you do your homework or contact the Spa for directions if needed in advance or even at the time of your massage booking.
And make sure you do not arrive for your massage on a full or empty stomach.
2. Be Informed and To Inform
Another benefit of arriving early is that you can also take the time to explore the Spa Menu to select the right massage or spa package that is most suitable for your needs and preference. Of course, do get full assistance from our Spa Consultant who will be in the best position to professionally prescribe or help you decide the right massage therapy for you. That is, be informed.
On the other hand, always inform the Spa if you have any massage preferences or immediate physical discomfort that you would like our massage therapists to address. Do also let the Spa know of any allergies or medical issues you may have that may prevent you from getting the best out of the massage.
Most of all, during the massage, do not hesitate to let the massage therapist know if you are uncomfortable with the pressure. It is also just as important to affirm that the pressure is just right for the therapist to give you a satisfying massage.
3. Choose An Oil-Based or Ingredient-Rich Massage Whenever You Can
Now on choosing the massage itself. Where possible, it is always highly recommended that you choose a massage which is oil-based or uses a rich ingredient such as chocolate or honey to double the bliss and therapeutic benefits for each session. This is always a wiser option than getting a basic oil-free massage.
In fact, for the ladies, a massage with the right oil or medium ingredients can be just as exceedingly rejuvenating for the body as it is beautifying for the skin. For example, our award-winning Equilibrium Massages is a collection of 9 different massages, each with varying oil blends for a specific therapeutic effect. Therefore, it was not a surprise that it won the coveted Most Innovative/Experimental Massage Award by Singapore Harper’s Bazaar.
However, if you are newbie, it is always alright to go for the most basic massage first but it still has to be a massage that meets your needs or preference.
4. Focus on Experiencing The Massage
This is the part where you can really get the most out of your massage.
Deep breathing is highly recommended during your massage to focus your mind, enliven your body and relax your being all at the same time. As the massage therapist works on tight areas and knots, visualise those places loosening up. Don’t help the massage therapist lift your arm or turn your head. Therapists call this hanging on. The opposite is letting go. You think all day long. Massage is a great way to do a “massage meditation”. Focus on the sensations you’re experiencing and think about nothing else. Getting to a state of nothingness is one of the best relaxation you can ever experience.
For more information on this, you can visit our Spa FAQs page.
5. After The Massage
After the massage, you should drink ample water to replenish your body which can become dehydrated during a massage. This is also to flush out any toxins expelled during the massage. However, do not drink any caffeine after a massage as they can tense the muscles just worked on. But herbal tea is great is it helps you to relax and hydrate the body at the same time. This is the reason why we always serve our clients warm herbal tea after a massage.
What A Simple Massage Tip Can Do
As mentioned earlier, the above massage tips are simple but they can make a significant difference as to whether you will get a great massage experience and hence benefit from its restorative and health benefits. However, do remember that each of the simple massage tips is just as important as the other. Not heeding any one of them may mar what should have been a wonderful massage experience. The best massage tips would not be of any use, if you do not follow them.
Hence, always remember to arrive for your massage on time and in a relaxed frame of mind for a good start. And after the massage, do not do those things that can undo all the goodness from the massage. As to the communication and experiencing tips you can get better as you have more massage sessions and as you develop your preferences. The bonus tip on choosing a oil-based or ingredient-rich massage will also go a long way to helping you double or multiply your bliss and wellness benefits from the massage.
Now, you can go and get the best out of your massage with these simple tips.