Most frequent ask questions as a massage therapist
How often should I get a massage?
When you are looking to address a specific problem, then it is recommended to go more frequently at first and then slowly taper down to a maintenance schedule. I feel what has work for my clients is 2 to 4 weekly session and then something regular is better nothing which will varied from client to client. I suggest what works with your time frame and money. This could be from fortnightly to monthly.
How will I feel after the massage?
If you received a deeper massage, you may be slightly sore the next few days in that those areas that have been worked on more – much like a good workout at the gym. After the three days it will lighten and feel good, it is a process the body takes to flushing toxins and send more blood flow through your muscle for repairing. A softer energy massage works in the way of lightening and feeling floaty and positive energy. This can also make you want to visit the toilet more as you release toxins. Every person has their own experiences.
What should I do after my massage?
After your session you should increase your water intake. Just a glass or two more than normal is usually fine. This helps keep your body’s tissues hydrated and healthy. Sometimes a hot shower or a soak in the bath can ease this soreness. I do suggest not doing anything to vigorous even though you may feel on top of the world. Easy, light work and keep the moving.
When should I not get a massage?
My experience is there are few conditions which would prevent you from enjoying massage. You should not book a massage if you have a fever, cold/flu, or contagious skin infection. Other than that massage is pretty safe in the right hands.
The more it hurts the better the result? No pain no gain.
This is a personal experience. Generally if the pressure is making you tense up tight and hold your breath, then it’s failing to do its job, it’s just straight out hurting you! Personally I have learned to gauge a client’s threshold by reading the body language, with over 12 years of experience. I always teach them to breath during the massage, if you hold your breath against me it is too hard. So I encourage my clients to tell me off and i will back off lol.