New to massage? What to expect/get the most from your massage

  • Before the session, give your massage therapist accurate health information and share your expectations.
  • Your massage therapist will probably use lotions, cremes or oils to decrease friction on your skin. If you have any allergies, tell your massage therapist.
  • Music might be played during your massage session. If you find music distracting, let your massage therapist know your preferences. The same goes for talking during the session.
  • Report any discomfort you experience during the massage session, whether it’s physical or has something to do with environment, such as room temperature, music or lighting.
  • Provide your massage therapist feedback during the session concerning pressure. If the pressure needs to be more or less or if anything doesn’t feel right, communicate it to the massage therapist.
  • Discuss any apprehensions you have about massage therapy with your massage therapist. Remember, your massage therapist is a professional who is dedicated to their profession.
  • Remember, too, the therapeutic benefits of massage are cumulative, so the more often you get a massage, the better you will feel and the more quickly your body will respond.