10 Tips to Get the Most From Your Massage

  1. Be as receptive and open to the massage process as possible.
  2. Don’t eat just before a massage session. Let your body digest your meal first.
  3. Be on time. If you arrive in a frenzied, rushed state, it may take longer to relax.
  4. Take off only as much clothing as you are comfort- able removing. If you don’t want to remove your clothing, wear clothing that will allow me to touch and move the areas of your body you expect will need to be massaged.
  5. Communicate with me
    • Give me feedback during the massage on the amount of pressure, speed of hand, etc.
    • Don’t be afraid to discuss any apprehensions or concerns.
    • Let me know if you would prefer I turn off the music, adjust room temperature, lighting etc.
  6. Remember to breathe normally. Breathing helps facilitate relaxation.
  7. Relax your muscles and your mind. Tightening up by contracting or hardening your muscles during the massage is counterproductive. Let me know this is happening. I may need to adjust the massage technique I’m using and may also be able to help you relax the affected area. If you find your thoughts are racing during the massage, one way to be more body centered and to quiet your mind is to follow my hands and focus on how the touch feels.
  8. Drink extra water after your massage.
  9. Don’t get up too quickly and do allow for some open, quiet time after your massage session.
  10. Be prepared to schedule several massage sessions. Massage has its greatest benefits over time. The therapeutic effects of massage are cumulative, so the more often you get a massage, the better you will feel and the more quickly your body will respond.
    - American Massage Therapy Association

Grounding Touch
Therapeutic Massage

604 Wilson St.
Martinsburg, WV 25401

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