A massage can be a deeply relaxing and therapeutic experience, but if you’ve never had one, the whole process can feel daunting. What should you expect when you walk into the massage studio for the first time? How do you know if you’re doing it right?
Don’t worry we’re here to help. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about getting a massage, from what to wear to what to expect during and after your session. By the time you’re done reading, you’ll be an expert on all things massage!
What to Wear
One of the most common questions we get is about what to wear to a massage. The good news is that there are no hard-and-fast rules—wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. If you’re more comfortable in loose-fitting clothing, go for something like yoga pants and a tank top. Leggings or shorts with a sports bra are always a good option if you prefer tighter clothing. Just remember that your therapist will need to be able to access your skin to work effectively, so avoid wearing anything too bulky or constricting.
During Your Massage
Once you’re settled on the table (and hopefully feeling nice and relaxed), your therapist will begin by asking about any areas of concern—this is your chance to let them know about any knots or tension spots that are giving you trouble. From there, they’ll start the massage using light strokes all over your body to help you relax even further. As they progress, they may use deeper pressure to work out any knots or tension points. Remember that communication is key—if at any point during the massage you feel uncomfortable, just let your therapist know, and they’ll adjust accordingly.
After Your Massage
Once your massage is finished, your therapist will leave the room so that you can get dressed in privacy. Take your time getting up—you might feel a bit lightheaded after an hour of lying down! When you’re ready, drink plenty of water throughout the rest of the day and try not to schedule anything too strenuous for the rest of the day so that your body can fully relax and recover.
We hope this blog post has helped clear any confusion about getting a massage for the first time! Just remember that there are no wrong answers—wear whatever makes you feel comfortable, and be sure to communicate with your therapist about any areas of concern.