Preparing For Your First Massage Session

If it is your first time scheduling a massage appointment, you may be confused about what to bring, what to wear, and how to prepare for the session. Here are some suggestions on how to prepare for your first massage so you can be as comfortable as possible.

When you schedule your massage, make it for a time when you don’t have anything important planned before or after the appointment. No plans after a massage means you get the chance to remain in a state of relaxation in your own home.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting light oil stains on. It is always an option to get a massage while still being clothes, depending on your personal comfort and preference.

As far as items you will need to bring, you won’t need to bring much. If you are wearing make-up, it may get smeared during the massage since you will be face down into a pillow, so if you need to retouch it after the session, bring some extra makeup with you. Also, bring an extra set of clothes if you are going somewhere after the massage that requires a different outfit.

If your massage therapist sent you any documents to fill out before the session, complete them and bring these to the session.

If you take a long list of medications, it may be important for you to bring that list with you. This will ensure that any oils or treatments used during the massage do not counteract with any prescriptions you are on.

Before your massage, get yourself in a state of relaxation and calm so you can enjoy the massage fully. Since massage works to flush toxins and fluids from the body, drink a few glasses of water each day for a while after the massage to stay hydrated.

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