Be Strategic About Timing While there's no perfect hour to schedule a massage, you still probably want to consider the timing of your appointment. To do this, think about what makes sense for you and your schedule. "Some people feel invigorated from receiving massage and like to make this the start to their days, while others like to eliminate stress from work and life with massage after a long day, and relax in knowing their ‘off the clock - ➡ You know your body better than any therapist, so trust your instincts!”
Bodily Functions, Well, Happen... Massages are sure to chill you out, but did you know they can also improve your digestion? So, if you’re getting a rub down and hear some grumbling noises and yes, even flatulence, don’t freak. It’s easy to be embarrassed, but there’s absolutely no need to be: It’s not uncommon for people to pass gas during a massage session, it’s completely normal . ➡ If you're worried, avoid any junk, high-fiber foods, pop drinks before your appointment. I also suggest hitting the bathroom before your session and not drinking water right before you hit the table, since there's nothing worse than having to pee while someone is pressing on your bladder.Avoid Eating Right Before Generally, a full meal right before you hit the Studio is a no-go, as massage certainly stimulates digestion. I would suggest not eating right before a massage, and having a meal a few hours prior - ➡ Of course, don’t starve yourself in the preceding hours, as you may feel dizzy or light headed during the massage as a result, but eating lightly two hours beforehand will allow for digestion while not making you feel uncomfortably full. Speak Up It may seem out of place to tell me to do “more of this” or “less of that,” but that's exactly what they want you to do. In fact, the worst thing you can do is say, "I just want a good massage". ➡ During the massage, you shouldn’t be afraid to tell your therapist if something I am doing is much uncomfortable. ➡ Be sure to ask me to spend more time on a certain area if that is what you want—at the end of the session is too late, and this is your massage. It Shouldn't Hurt A little pain is necessary to get the job done, right? Not necessarily. “There may be slight pain in stretching or having tight or tensed muscles worked on, but relaxation really is the key - If too much force is provided, the muscle tightens up more and creates even more pain and possibly bruising muscle and damage. So, again, be sure to let me know if something hurts. I promise, I won't be offended or think you're a wimp. One Bodywork Every a half Year Isn't Going to Do Much When it comes to massage, “less is more” definitely does not apply. While one massage can certainly help, it packs the greatest benefits over time. Massage therapy should be considered part of a long-term wellness routine - ➡ It’s best to get a massage as frequently as possible, even if it's once a month or once every six weeks. All your muscle tightness and pains can never be totally worked out, as you’re constantly living, breathing, and moving your body, but getting your muscles loosened as a tune up seriously helps diminish injury. Plus, with the focused massage work, sometimes an hour can cover only lower body, for example, and every time you come in there's another specific area that needs focus. Skip the Massage Latte If you book an early-morning massage session, be sure don't drink your morning coffee before, and not stright after, your bodywork. ➡ Drinking caffeine before or after a massage can tense the muscles just worked on, so it's best to avoid if possible and try herbal tea or water instead. If You Feel Any Soreness, Treat It Your muscles can get a little sore Only after Sport or Deep massage for the same reason they do after a stellar exercise session: They’re being worked pretty hard! You wouldn’t ignore tight or painful muscles after a long run, so you shouldn’t after an intense rubdown either. ➡ After deep work, light stretching is a nice touch , because the muscles are warmed up, so light yoga or even getting an spinal adjustment (ask me!) after is perfect harmony.
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