Whether it’s a 30-minute massage or 2 hours of full relaxation and nice ambiance, it’s important to get the best out of massage so that you can truly reap and experience the benefits. Also, you don’t have that much time to get a massage regularly. Perhaps it’s just once every quarter or when there’s a holiday. In those occasional massages, you have to get the most out of it.
How do I get the best out of a massage
If you’re about to get a massage later or this weekend, it’s important to arrive on time. Ideally, your mind should already be in a relaxed state 30 minutes or 1 hour before the massage. This way the rushed feeling will go away and your mind and body becomes more receptive to the experience and benefits of massage. If your mind is still in a state of rush and urgency, you won’t be able to fully appreciate or experience the session whether it’s a Swedish or deep tissue massage.
After all, the goal is to let your mind and body relax even for just a day. If you treat massage as a duty (something you have to do), you won’t get the most out of it. But if it’s something you have to enjoy and experience, you would truly feel the relaxation and relief. Also, our minds and bodies aren’t just built for fast-paced living. We have to warm up first or cool down before we get ourselves truly ready.
Aside from warming up yourself, it’s also important to plan and schedule the session properly. This way you will have plenty of time to do other tasks (perhaps you have to go shopping or run some errands before going to the massage centre). You can also plan ahead about when exactly you’re going to relax and anticipate what’s going to happen (and avoid overwhelm especially if it’s your first time getting a deep tissue massage).
Let your mind and body relax. You can do this by planning ahead and letting yourself warm up to the experience. To get the best out of a massage, the before session is crucial. Then, during the massage and after the session you will truly reap the benefits. In this way it’s even possible that you’ll notice and feel the difference until the next day or the entire workweek.