Preparing For Your First Massage

If you’re new to massage, you may wonder how you can prepare for it and what to expect. It’s normal to feel nervous before a massage, especially if you’ve never had one before.

Before the Massage

The first step is to make sure the timing of your massage still works. If you’re ill, have a fever, any irritations to the skin or even trying to stabilize medication, it’s encouraged that you reschedule the visit. In the days leading up to the massage be sure to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. Lastly, try not to eat or have a light snack just before your massage.

Clean Bill of Health

Before your massage, your massage therapist will briefly review your health history and will ask you some questions. This is because massage can affect many systems in the body such as the nervous system and even the cardiovascular system. It’s important to also let your massage therapist know about any prescriptions you are taking, like blood pressure medication. This review of your health can help the massage therapist determine if you are qualified or not to receive the massage or avoid any specific techniques.

Stay Hydrated

After the massage has finished, it’s important to keep hydrated. A massage can be dehydrating. The kneading of the muscles actually gets the fluid pumping and heading toward the kidneys. Drinking water after a massage and staying hydrated can replenish these fluids. Another benefit of drinking enough water after a massage, it can help flush out the toxins and prevent being sore the next day.

For your first massage, it’s important not to tense up but just relax and remember to breathe. If the massage therapist is not applying the correct pressure, be sure to speak up. A massage can release the tension in sore muscles and helps you feel relaxed and refreshed all at once. Contact a LaVida Massage near you today to get started.  

The Importance Of Water After A Massage

Getting a professional massage is one of the most rewarding and therapeutic things that you can do for yourself. Taking the time to yourself to get all your body’s aches and strains sorted out is a great feeling, and odds are, you want those...

How Massage Can Help Improve Posture

Sleep is essential to good health, and a deep sleep is even more important. Americans are often not getting enough sleep, and that can have some bad health effects. It can also make a person less efficient, and that means, even more, working hours....

3 Benefits of Getting a Postpartum Massage

  Postpartum massage is an effective and holistic step towards the process of adjusting to motherhood. It is more than just another spa treatment. This type of massage has different useful benefits of which some are mentioned below. There...

Debunking The Top 3 Massage Therapy Myths

Some people likely avoid massage due to commonly held myths about massage therapy. Several myths associated with massage therapy continue to thrive. Here we reveal the top three myths associated with massage therapy: Benefits of Massage...

How Often Should You Get a Massage?

A massage isn't the same thing as going to see the dentist. These aren't appointments that are recommended by the people in your life because they may seem unnecessary. But a massage may be as crucial to your health as a teeth cleaning or a...

Massage Therapy for Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric Bursitis affects people for different reasons, and the levels of pain can vary accordingly. Trochanteric bursitis is an inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs around the hip joint. When these fluid-filled sacs aren't lubricating the...
New Client
One Hour Massage Session:
$
49
95
New to LaVida Massage?

As our guest, we want to share our
practices and procedures so you feel
completely comfortable at your local
LaVida Massage Center and
throughout your session.