Congratulations! You’ve finally booked your relaxing massage for the first time. The first time doing anything can be both unfamiliar and exciting. If your first massage appointment is approaching, there is nothing to be nervous about. Preparation is key. Below are some frequently asked questions and answers for first time massage therapy clients.
– How does a massage feel? The feel of a massage depends on the type of massage. There will be pressure, kneading, stretching and other techniques involved. A deep tissue massage will involve more kneading, while a Swedish massage consists of more stretching. You can also request the type of pressure you prefer.
– Will I be naked during the massage? I want you to be fully comfortable during your massage therapy experience. For a full body massage, you will remove your clothes. However, you will be draped during the massage, and no personal areas will be exposed.
– What information should I disclose to my massage therapist? Before your appointment, you will be asked to fill out a form. Please don’t take this lightly. The form will ask for medical history including conditions, prescription drugs, and any other concerns.
– How much should I eat or drink before a massage? Eating too much prior to a massage may be uncomfortable to the digestive system. I recommend waiting after your massage to eat. This does not mean starve. For example, if your massage is at 1 p.m., don’t go the whole day without eating. You can eat a late breakfast and still feel fine during your massage. You also want to drink plenty of water after so you don’t feel dehydrated.
No question is a stupid question when it comes to massage therapy. A massage is a great experience, and now that you are fully prepared enjoy!