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.  

3 Surprising Facts About Massage Therapy

Getting regular massages can give you benefits beyond the physical. As much as you benefit physically, massage can also help you emotionally. How Massage Benefits You You may have decided to get regular massages because of chronic low back...

3 Benefits of Getting a Postpartum Massage

Whether the birth of your child went smoothly or you had a relatively difficult experience, your body must undergo a significant amount of structural realignment following birth. A postpartum or postnatal massage will help reposition your pelvis and...

How Often Should You Get a Massage?

A great massage is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself. How often should you have one is a question without a definite answer because it depends. Massages can be used for various reasons. They can be used to decrease stress, manage...

Massage Therapy for Trochanteric Bursitis

Sometimes when joints repeat the same motion the bursa sac, a fluid-filled sac that normally cushions the area where tendons and muscles meet the bones or skin, becomes inflamed. Since it's unreasonable to give up making those motions, treating...

Therapeutic Aromatherapy for Insomnia

Insomnia, the inability to fall or stay asleep, is all too prevalent in our high-stress culture. Many are recognizing the limited effectiveness and potential dangers of synthetic pharmaceuticals, opting for natural remedies instead. While...

5 Myths About Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has been practiced by humans for centuries, starting way back with the ancient Egyptians. Nowadays, more and more people are discovering the health and wellness benefits to massage therapy, including lower stress levels, more relaxed...

Prevent Dry Skin With These 4 Tips

It’s important to prevent dry skin to maintain your health. Dry skin can be uncomfortable and lead to further complications. When there are too little fatty oils in the skin, there’s moisture loss. It's now more susceptible to damage...

Improve Your Skin with Routine Facials

There are many benefits to getting a facial. It can help you relax, unwind, and de-stress. What most might not know is that it can also improve the appearance and feeling of your skin. With a variety of customizable skin care options to choose from...

Want to Super Charge Your Detox? Get a Massage!

For centuries, the power of massage has been understood to help with many aspects of personal health and fitness. Today, medical researchers and scientists have proven that massage does have significant value in improving circulation, relaxing...

Can Massage Help Treat Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease characterized by high blood sugar levels over long periods of time. There are two types of this disease in which the symptoms result from either a lack of insulin production (Type 1) or a lack of response to...

Boost Your Brainpower with Massage Therapy

Are you searching for an effective way boost productivity in the workplace? Do you frequently hope for a rush of energy to get you through your day? Studies have shown that natural techniques for reducing stress can lead to better problem solving...
Page: 12 - All
New Client
One Hour Massage Session:
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.

Save BIG at LaVida
Become a Member: Save up to 25% on services. Refer a Friend: Earn points toward FREE services.