Preparing for Your Massage Therapy Session

A content woman laying on a massage table

You’ve done your research and found the best massage therapy clinic in the area. The clinic has an outstanding reputation from satisfied clients. However, the results don’t just depend on the therapist. You play an integral role in how the therapy session goes and how you feel afterwards. Here are some tips to help you get more out of your massage therapy session even before you arrive.

Before You Arrive

Before you get to your appointment, you should be prepared. Have a good attitude about the session. Even if you’re skeptical, put aside your doubts and focus on believing in the benefits it can provide. You can never underestimate the power of the mind in the health of your body.

Don’t eat before you go to a session. Try to have your meal at least a couple of hours before the appointment. Don’t schedule an important meeting or other obligation right after the session. Your mind will be preoccupied and worrying about making your appointment and you won’t get as much benefit from the massage.

Talk to the therapist and tell them important information about your health history and any current problems you have. Let them know if you have any allergies to lotions or other items. Ask questions so you are prepared for what to expect. Let them know if you are sensitive to pain or pressure. The therapist will consider all this information when recommending a type of massage.

Ask the therapist what he or she recommends to help you get the most benefit out of your appointment. You want this to be a positive experience which helps you reach whatever goals you have. Your therapist and you are a team, so let them know what you need and what you hope to accomplish with this appointment.