Reminders for Your Next Massage

Some great advice from Healing Lifestlyes & Spas for the next time you get a massage:

  1. Be punctual. You don’t want to stress yourself out right before or feel rushed through your massage.  (Personally, I love to get there early to drink tea and read some good mags… get in chilled out mode)
  2. Communicate with your therapist before the massage begins. Tell them the amount of pressure you prefer, specific areas of tension along with any other desires/concerns.
  3. Don’t talk during the massage, unless it’s about the massage itself.
  4. Be present. Try to breathe deeply into the area that is being worked on.
  5. Turn off your cell phone. The last thing you want is ringing/vibrating in the middle of a rare hour of complete relaxation.
  6. Don’t rush off the table. Take your time when the massage is done and try to keep that relaxed state continuing throughout the rest of your day (makes it worth even more than whatever you paid)
  7. Drink plenty of H2O for the next 24 hours. Hydration helps the lymphatic system flush out wastes and mitigates soreness from the deep tissue work you just experienced.

adapted from {full article}

Hopefully many of you are taking advantage of Spa Week (starts today) and can put these tips to good use very soon!

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14 comments

  1. Those are great! I dont like talking during massage …I love just listening to soft music and relaxing..Btw: My headache was gone about 20 minutes later…You are such a life saver:)
    Thanks,sweetie
    Happy Monday

  2. I love these tips, especially the not-rushing-after one, to keep the relaxed feeling as long as possible! I think I need to celebrate spa week with a proper massage now :)

  3. I need a massage asap! I never talk during massages but I’ve had people talk to me (which I can sort of understand because it must be boring for them, right? but still….), I don’t like that.

  4. Looking forward to my next massage. It’s way overdue.

    What I’d like to add to this also is to plan extra time into your schedule after your massage. After a good massage, you shouldn’t rush right off. Let’s just say there should be some “waste” moving on out of your system after mashing out all those toxins :-)

    Michelle

  5. These are great tips, Annie! Our spa week was last month and I got a facial but now I feel like I need a massage. I’ll remember these next time I get one. Thanks!

    xo
    Valerie

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