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How to Best Prepare Yourself for a Massage

How to Best Prepare Yourself for a Massage
7 Jul 14

How to Best Prepare Yourself for a Massage

If you are getting ready to go for a massage, it’s a good idea to prepare yourself ahead of time so that you can reap the best possible benefits from what the massage has to offer.

Many people completely overlook some key things that they should be doing and as such, don’t realize the full benefits and achieve the relaxation and tension relief they could.

Here are some ideas to help you out:

Go In Well Hydrated

First, you want to make sure that you are going into the massage in a state of good hydration. You will want to be comfortable during the massage, and not have to disrupt the massage to use the washroom, but do ensure that you are drinking water moderately throughout the day. This will help to remove all the toxins from your tissues effectively, and clear away all the byproducts that have accumulated in the tissue cells.

Drink a few glasses of water after your massage as well.

Eat Light

Next, you also want to be sure that you eat something an hour or two beforehand, but keep this meal on the lighter side. You don’t ever want to have a massage done on a full stomach, so save your larger meal for after the massage is completed.

Do Some Deep Breathing

Finally, make sure that you practice some deep breathing before you start as well. This will help to calm the mind, relax the body, and help you begin in a more rested and stress-free state.

In addition, arrive a few minutes ahead of your appointment time, so that you have time to turn off your phone, and have a few moments to organize your belongings and spare yourself from being rushed. Make sure you are following these simple suggestions and you can feel confident you are reaping the full benefits of your massage treatment.

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