If you have ever left a massage session feeling dissatisfied, you know how disappointing that feels. Maybe you couldn’t relax fully, or you weren’t completely comfortable with the therapist’s massage approach, or maybe the temperature of the room was too hot or too cold, or the music or lighting wasn’t relaxing. There are a lot of internal and external factors that can affect how you experience your massage session.

If you want to make the most out of your next massage session, you should try the following tips before, during or after your appointment so that you can feel relaxed and refreshed when you’re finished.

First, Find a Massage Therapist that Suits Your needs

Finding a massage therapist that you are comfortable with and get along with in terms of their personality and massage techniques that can affect how satisfied you will be. Massage therapists will usually give you options when it comes to pressure levels. When you make your first appointment, you will be paired with a massage therapist that best suits your needs. It’s important to understand that every massage therapist has a unique technique and approach and certain areas that they focus on. You should do a bit of research before you book a massage, so you can be placed with a massage therapist that will help you reach your goals.

Communicating your specific aches or pains with your massage therapist before you begin your session and during the session will be important to make sure your needs are heard and met during the massage.

If you have any specific problems or issues you want to address, it would be good to check out the therapist’s experience, certifications, and education. This is so you can both be on the same page about what is expected from the massage.

Show Up Early

To begin with, feeling rushed to get out of the house because you are running late for your appointment is probably the opposite of feeling relaxed. To make sure that you are giving your mind and body enough time to pause and to prepare for a relaxing experience, you should aim to leave early, and to be at your appointment at least 15 minutes ahead of time in order to fill out any paperwork, or to use the bathroom one last time. You can also take the extra time to relax and let go of the stress of the day.

Leave Stressful Thoughts at the Door

One big thing that can prevent you from having a great massage experience is letting the stress from the outside world come into the massage room with you. You need to be able to actively make an effort to try and become distraction free during your session, which could have a negative impact on your session. For example, forget about work, your cell phone or any heated discussions you might have had recently.

Naturopathie Integrative Clinic in Beaumont offers a variety of holistic, non-invasive treatments and services to help heal your body and improve your general health and wellness. We have a team of professional, committed massage therapists who are highly trained and experienced in treating and relieving tension, pain, and stress in the body. Book an appointment with us for relaxation or a therapeutic massage.