5 Ways to Get The Best Out of Your Massage
To receive a good massage experience, there are certain things, which include etiquette, that you as a client should know and can do as well. So, here are 5 simple massage ways or tips on how you can get the best out of your massage therapy and its attendant benefits. These may be before, during and even after the massage session itself.
So, let this be your massage etiquette guide to an even better spa experience. It will also go a long way in helping your professional massage therapist to satisfactorily deliver his or her best massage service to you each time.
These Simple Massage Secrets Will Serve You Well
Yes, some of the massage secrets or tips are simple and may be common sense. But they are invaluable if you remember and follow them each time. Use them and they will serve you well. Your massage therapist will appreciate you did as well.
Best Massage Tip #1. Get 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. 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 so that you do not feel any discomfort during the massage. A light snack before the massage is fine though.
Best Massage Tip #2. To Inform and Be Informed
An added benefit for arriving early is that you can take the time to explore the Spa Menu and to choose or ensure you have selected the right massage or spa package that is most suitable to your needs and preference. Of course, do get full assistance from the spa professional staff who will be in the best position to advise or help you decide the right massage therapy for you. After all, you are here to get the best out of a relaxing and therapeutic experience. So, be informed as to what you can expect.
On the other hand, always tell 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. Communication is key here.
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 an indulging massage. The whole point of a massage is to be relaxed and comfortable, so do not be shy to communicate with your massage therapist. Be open to the massage process and trust the professionalism of the massage therapist.
Best Massage Tip #3. Choose an Oil-based or Ingredient-rich Massage Whenever You Can
Now on choosing the massage itself. Where possible, we highly recommend 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 spa novice, 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.
Best Massage Tip #4. Focus on Massage Experience
This is the part where you can really get the most out of your massage.
Deep breathing is 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.
Also, do not let anyone tell you that it is not okay to fall asleep during the massage. In fact, massage therapists will take it as a compliment if they managed to massage you to sleep. And do not worry about drooling as they have seen it all.
Last but not least, do not ever check your mobile phone during your massage session, if you want to get the best out of your massage. Make sure you turn it to silent mode before you step into the spa or massage room, or just leave it in the locker room.
Best Massage Tip #5. Dos and Don’ts 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. So don’t say no to the warm tea offered post-treatment as it’s important to hydrate after a massage.
But do avoid any cold water or drinks as they will give your warmed-up body, as in after a gym workout, a jarring shock which is bad for your body as well.
What a Simple Massage Tip Can Do
As mentioned earlier, the above 5 simple 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 massage tips is just as important as the other. Not heeding any one of them may mar what should have been otherwise a wonderful massage experience. The best massage tips would not be of any use, if you do not follow them.
Therefore, 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 form 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 5 simple massage tips.
Bonus Massage Secret – Schedule Regular Massages
And lastly, as a bonus massage tip, schedule your massages on a regular basis, to get the maximum therapeutic benefits as they are cumulative, for your long-term and general well-being. Now, that’s a secret to good health and for many, to looking younger for their age. As often and best said, “Massage is a luxury you cannot afford to miss.”
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