If you have never had a professional massage, it can be intimidating, and your mind may be racing with questions? Let us put you at ease. A professional massage is a wonderful experience, and you have a voice about everything. We encourage you to speak up as to what you like and to ask whatever questions you may have.
We will attempt to answer any questions that you may be thinking. Keep reading and let us know if we have addressed all your thoughts and concerned with this question and answer approach to getting a massage.
What is the best massage for my first time?
If you want to relax and just experience a soothing full-body massage, start with a Swedish massage. We have many styles of massage and levels of pressure. Here are some of the ones we offer:
What can I expect?
You will arrive about 15 minutes before your appointment time and fill out a form about your medical history, injuries, or anything we may need to be aware of in regards to massaging you.
Meet your massage therapist.
Your therapist will ask you a few questions about the type of massage, pressure, any issues, etc.?
They will leave the room, and you will undress to your level of comfort and get under a sheet on a massage table either face-up on your back or face down depending on your therapist’s direction.
Your massage therapist will re-enter the room and start your relaxing massage. Feel free to speak up at any point if the pressure is too hard or too soft. If you have any problem areas that arise in your body? They will use a massage lotion or oil, which makes it easier to rub.
After the massage, your therapist will wait outside of the room until you get dressed and come out. They will greet you will some water and ask about your experience.
Should I shower before a massage?
Most therapists recommend that you should take a warm shower before you come to loosen up your muscles and to remove any pollutants from your skin
Will I feel tired after a massage?
Each person’s response is different. You might feel sleepy or tired because of your muscles being relaxed.
How long after a massage can I eat?
It is recommended to have at least 30 minutes of quiet time to enjoy the full effects.
What should I do after a massage?
Hydration is essential, so drink plenty of water. Also, taking an Epsom salt bath will help remove the toxins out of your body to ease soreness.
I am pregnant. Can I have a massage?
After the first trimester, prenatal massages are generally considered safe. Be sure you get the approval from your OB/GYN doctor before having a massage. You want to avoid applying direct pressure on the reflexology point between the ankle bone and heel. This can trigger contractions. Avoid the abdomen area as well, which is sensitive to deep kneading, which can make you uncomfortable. Also, make sure your massage therapist is trained in prenatal massage.
Will my Health Savings Account reimburse my massage?
We recommend that you check directly with your HR department or your medical insurance carrier to discuss what your Health Savings Account covers and see what their definition is and specific instructions on how to get a massage included if possible.
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Give us a call at 727-772-0220 for your next massage to help you relieve headaches, pain, and aches. I Got Your Back Massage Therapy is conveniently located at 1684 Alternate 19 in Palm Harbor. Our massage therapists are skilled in many techniques to help you improve your physical and mental health, including relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, reiki, and aromatherapy. Contact the professionals at I Got Your Back Massage Therapy and set up an appointment.