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What You Should Do Before and After A Massage

 

There are many factors to think about when it comes to getting a massage. In order to get the full benefits of a spa treatment, it is important to remember a few things about your actions before and after. This month, some of our Massage Therapists, shares the best tips on how to enjoy your massage to the fullest while also reaping the benefits.

 

When is the best time to get a massage?

Some people prefer morning treatments and some people prefer to get treatments in the evening. It all really depends on preference, but it is recommended that whatever time you choose, make sure you have a few hours to relax and unwind. Rushing into a massage and then rushing out will not help you enjoy the full benefits of the time.

 

Is there anything I should avoid before a massage?
Eating right before a massage is typically not recommended. This can cause you to feel bloated and uncomfortable on the treatment table. It is also not recommended to drink coffee or alcohol before a treatment as these are both diuretics and can dehydrate your body.

 

What should I eat/drink after a massage?

After every service, it is recommended to drink A LOT of water. Massage can release toxins in the body and water will help flush out any of the bad stuff remaining in your body. Eating a lighter, more health based meal after a massage is also recommended. Heavy foods will weigh you down and may upset your stomach.

 

Should I exercise after a massage?

Again, this is all up to personal preference, but massage, depending on the pressure level, can sometimes make your body feel more tired than usual. It is important to listen to your body. If you feel tired, continue to relax, if you are feeling energized, continue your daily routine.

 

Now that you know how to properly prepare for a massage and how to properly take care of yourself after your treatment, it’s time to relax! Visit, call 757.220.7720 or book here!