What Everyone Needs To Know Prior To Getting A Massage

Posted: June 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Giving or getting a massage isn’t easy. New information is constantly emerging, regardless of which end you fall under. Regardless of if you are a massage professional or a newbie, you will certainly find some insights here to help you engage in the process more fully. The following guidelines will surely make you interested when it comes to massage therapy.

Make sure you ask questions when getting a massage. He or she will not look down on you because you have questions; in fact, they often help break the ice. Your comfort is the ultimate goal, so ask any questions to find out what you need to know.

If you have arthritis, you know the pain it causes. Prescriptions only help so much. If you feel like your medication is not doing enough, consider getting a massage. Massages increase circulation, flexibility and blood flow, which may help with pain.



It can be very relaxing to get a massage. Massage is often useful for kids with asthma, reduces stress and tension and provides relief for tension in the neck muscles. If you want to enjoy the full effects of a massage, simply relax and allow your masseuse to work.

If you’re getting massaged and you don’t get a foot bath at the spa, do one yourself. If your feet are dirty, it is possible that the germs can travel to other areas of your body during the massage. If a foot bath is not offered, make a quick trip to the bathroom ahead of time and use the sink to wash your feet.

Be aware that it may take awhile before you are an expert masseuse. Start by massaging people who you are comfortable with, and ask for feedback on how you are doing. After you have it down pat, you can engage in more important massages.

If the lights are not dimmed when you go for your massage, request this. A darker room makes it more relaxing for you. You don’t need a completely dark room, but soft candle light or lights that are very dimmed will do the trick.

It is a good idea to have your massage patient shave the area they want worked on a day or two before their session. It will be much easier for you to do what you need to do, particularly if oil will be involved. Your hands will glide more smoothly, and that will aid in the pleasurable feeling your massage gives.

A Shiatsu massage is very similar to an acupuncture session except the therapist uses fingers instead of needles. This form of massage focuses on your pressure points and applying the right amount of pressure to them. The goal of Shiatsu massage is to increase one’s well being and energy level.

As you’ve read, there are many things you did not know when it comes to massage therapy. There are plenty of rights and wrongs, especially when you are just starting out. Rather than learning simply by trial and error, talk what you have learned here and move forward with confidence.

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