Massage in Villmergen, Aargau
How to prepare for a Massage
to get the most out of it?
A session with your massage therapist can go by
quickly, so making the most of it is crucial. You can
maximize the benefits of massage by preparing
before your appointment. Following a pre-
massage routine can signal the body to relax and
prepare for a massage. Below are some practices
you can follow to prepare for your next session.
Hydrate Before (and After) Your Appointment
During a massage, the body releases toxins into
the body's circulation. Staying hydrated helps your
body flush out these toxins, which can enhance
the detoxifying effects of massage. You can
hydrate before your appointment by drinking
lemon water or herbal teas. Further, you should
avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages like
coffee and black tea before your appointment.
Plan Your Meals Around Your Appointment
You do not want a noisy stomach interrupting
your massage session. Eating at least an hour
before your appointment will give your stomach
time to digest. Opt for a light snack such as fruit or
a granola bar if you are hungry and need to eat
immediately before your appointment.
Gently Exercise Before Your Appointment
Exercising before your appointment can warm the
muscles and prepare them for massage. A light
activity, such as taking a leisurely walk, will warm
the muscles and shift your mindset to a relaxed
state conducive to massage.
Take a Warm Shower
If you do not want to exercise, taking a warm bath
or shower is another way to prepare your muscles
for massage. A warm shower will warm and relax
your muscles, which can help maximize the
effects of massage.
Allow Yourself Enough Time to Arrive at Your
Coming to your session in a rush may make it
harder to relax. Your rest period begins 10 to 15
minutes before your appointment. Doing so will
give you time to drink water, use the restroom, or
do whatever is necessary to decompress and
prepare for your session.
Close Your Eyes and Focus on Your Breath
It is essential to remain relaxed during your
massage so your therapist can loosen your
muscles. While it may be a natural reaction to
clench up or hold your breath when being
massaged, doing so can tighten your muscles and
hinder your results. A quick and effective way to
relax the body is by returning focus to your
Communicate Your Needs
Your massage therapist tends to your individual
needs, so do not be afraid to communicate these
needs to them! During your consultation, let your
massage therapist know if any body parts are
bothering you. In addition, tell your therapist your
pressure preferences and if any areas of the body
should be avoided. Your therapist can give more
personalised care knowing your specific
Self-care goes beyond simply showing up to your
appointment. A pre-massage routine can help you
maximize the benefits of massage and allow you
to have a more enjoyable experience.