What to Expect in Your First Massage?

What to expect in your first massage

First time getting a professional massage? If so, you're not alone. Massage is a popular way to relax, relieve stress and pain, and improve mood. But before you book your appointment, let’s see what else you can expect from this therapy session.

A massage therapist will ask you how you’re feeling.

When you first meet your massage therapist, they’ll want to know how you are feeling. They may ask if there is any specific area of pain or discomfort that they can address during the session. The therapist will also want to know if anything else can be done to make you more comfortable during the massage.

The massage therapist might ask you where it hurts.

The massage therapist will ask you to point out specific areas of discomfort, and whether there is any other area that is painful. They will also ask if you have any other injuries or health problems, as well as how long you have been experiencing these symptoms.

therapist doing hand massage

The therapist will leave the room while you get undressed to your comfort level, under a sheet on the massage table.

You’ll be asked to undress to your comfort level, under a sheet on the massage table. The therapist will leave you alone during this time and return only when you are ready for them to start with your massage. Some people prefer to keep their underwear on, while others are more comfortable without it. This is up to you!

You'll lie on a padded table, usually face down.

You'll lie on a padded table, usually face down. The therapist will usually begin with your back, by massaging the muscles of your back with strong but gentle strokes, starting from top to bottom and then side to side. If you'd like more pressure at any point in the process, just let them know!

The therapist will start by massaging your back, neck, and shoulders, before working your legs.

When you're lying on the table, your massage therapist will start by massaging your back, neck, and shoulders.

This is the part of the massage that most people enjoy. The therapist will then work their way down to your legs with a combination of strokes that include long, gliding strokes as well as circular motions around your muscles.

You can ask them to focus on specific areas or use more pressure or less pressure if you feel like it.

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Your treatment plan will depend on what kind of massage you need and what pain areas you have.

Your massage will depend on what kind of therapy you need and what pain areas you have. There are many types of massage therapy for specific injuries and conditions, so be sure to let your therapist know if there is a specific area that is bothering you. Your therapist will focus on the areas where there is tension or adhesions and will use techniques that relieve these issues.

You'll be asked about your comfort levels. Let the therapist know if there's any change in pressure throughout the session.

The therapist will ask you about your comfort levels with the pressure and technique, so let them know if there's any change in pressure throughout the session. If you feel pain or discomfort, tell them immediately.

A massage can improve your mood, decrease anxiety, and help relieve pain.

Massage therapy is a great way to relax and relieve stress. It can help you sleep better, heal faster from injuries, recover from surgery, and even manage chronic pain. In fact, massage therapy has been shown to improve moods by increasing the release of feel-good hormones like serotonin and oxytocin. Massage also stimulates blood flow to the brain which improves concentration and memory recall. Even better? Research shows that massages activate parts of your brain responsible for happiness (the ventral striatum) as well as reduce activity in areas related to anxiety (the amygdala).

Conclusion

If you're curious about the benefits of massage, it's never too soon to try one out. If you're still on the fence, consider this: Most people feel relaxed afterward, and many also report that their pain is reduced after a session. If you're ready to schedule, contact us at www.pressmodernmassage.com

Posted on Wed, Oct 05, 2022