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Things To Anticipate From your First Massage

Nina Dali Saturday, September 17, 2022

A massage might feel like anticipating a wonderful vacation if you're anything like me.

Instead of a lengthy weekend, enjoy an afternoon of relaxation with major health benefits, including reduced back pain and improved depression and anxiety.

I enjoy the respite from the outside world. Despite the obvious benefits, both physically and psychologically, arranging your first visit might be a little nerve-wracking, especially if you don't know what to expect. What is the gender of the massage therapist? Do you know what to do if you feel uncomfortable?

There is a common misconception that massage is a one-size-fits-all treatment. It is designed to be a highly customized and individualized experience based on individual preferences and comfort levels.

What should you expect during your first massage session, and how can you make it as enjoyable as possible?

Trying to figure out which form of massage is best for you? The best bet is to arrange the length of time you want to work (30 minutes, 60 minutes, or 90 minutes) and let your therapist decide what is ideal for you. 

Swedish Massage (soft pressure and effleurage motions), Deep Tissue Massage (using methods such as trigger point treatment and deeper pressure), and Hot Stone Massage are examples of distinct types of massage (using warmed stones to warm up, loosen muscles, and use these as a tool for your massage).

Make an appointment as soon as you decide where you want to go. It would be helpful if you could schedule your appointment at a time that is convenient for you.

During your first appointment, your massage therapist should learn about your medical history, assess how your body feels, and discuss your goals.

As part of this conversation, you will be able to explain your wants, concerns, and areas the therapist should explicitly focus on, or avoid.

If you've never had a massage before, you might learn something you like, dislike, or need to change during your session. Don't be afraid to speak up and let the massage therapist know what you need.

You will first be taken to a relaxation room by your massage therapist. You may undress to your preference, slip into a warm robe, and relax while you unwind. As soon as your massage therapist is ready, they will accompany you to the massage room and explain what to expect. When asked to lie face up on the table, you will lie face down on the table.

A 60-minute Full Body Massage usually begins with a head and scalp massage to calm you. Then they'll work on the neck and shoulders, then each arm, and finally the legs and feet. The massage therapist will next turn you around on the massage table and focus on the back of your legs and maybe the glutes.

Your therapist will then give you a back massage. Finally, you can turn over and have your head and sinuses cleansed before you finish your first massage.

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