Pre & Post Massage Tips
Here are two tips to help you get the most out of your experience.
First and foremost, drink water.
The most important tip a therapist could ever give to their client is DRINK a plethora of WATER! Water hydrates the body and the fibers that make up muscle tissue. The reason you are so tight is because your muscle fibers are not lubricated. They’re not replenished with fluids.
Massage dehydrates you. There is a lot of blood and lymph movement in massage. You need water to stay hydrated so you feel like a million bucks when you get off the table. After the massage, drink water. You need to flush your body of the toxins released during the massage. In therapeutic massage, therapists help by moving waste from your body into the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is like the cleanup crew or “street sweepers” for your body. It will pick up the free radicals released from the massage and bring them to your lymph nodes where they can be disposed. Drinking water keeps the lymph nodes functioning properly.
Second, talk to your therapist.
Our TherapureBODYworks Specialists are here to assist you. Know that a therapeutic massage may at times be more sensational. You may feel this sensation radiating from one area to another. For example, if pressure is being placed on the upper portion of the shoulder near the spine, a sensation maybe felt in the front of the shoulder as well. Do not be alarmed. If anything is too uncomfortable, please tell your therapist at that moment.
After the session, take any advice your therapist says seriously. If they suggest stretches, do them. Take some time for your body so you can maintain healthy tissues for a happy body. For more tips, visit the TherapureBLOGworks section or send us a message here. A therapist will get back to you with in 24 to 48 hours depending on your question or concern.