A guide to making you feel comfortable during a massage

By January 17, 2024News

Why is it beneficial to feel comfortable during a massage?

Being able to enjoy a massage means you have to feel at ease. If accompanied by tension or stress, your experience could be jeopardised, and not attain all the potential benefits. We have put together a list of useful tips before and during your treatment to help you feel comfortable during a massage. These will enable you to get the most out of the process and reap the rewards!

Do your research

Firstly, if you are unsure what to expect and your main concern is the fear of the unknown, researching the massage process beforehand can remove some of this anxiety. Doing a quick search can provide insight into what to prepare for. This is beneficial for some people as they don’t feel like they are going in blind.

Get comfortable, feel comfortable during a massage

When preparing for your massage, it’s important you take the time to ensure you are in the most comfortable position. This means you are able to attain this for a long duration. You may want to ask your masseuse what they would recommend or even use pillows or blankets to support you.

Release any tension

Once you have obtained your position, you can now relax. Releasing into your settled state can help the masseuse manipulate your body and identify the problem areas more easily.

Talk to the therapist before

Additionally, being honest and open with your therapist beforehand can help alleviate built-up anxiety and give them a chance to challenge any worries. As professionals we want to provide the best service so encourage our clients to speak up if they have any concerns. Many people have different preferences when it comes to massages, so it is important you let your therapist know what you are and aren’t comfortable with.

Focus on your breathing

Often, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when having a massage, especially if it’s your first time. To help focus and take your mind off these worries we recommend you concentrate on your breathing. This could include just counting each breath or carefully monitoring the length of each inhale and exhale.


Drinking water before your massage is often recommended. This is due to its antitoxin benefits, aiding the treatment’s aims. Moreover, it also can help prevent common side effects such as nausea and dizziness if your blood pressure drops. Keeping your body hydrated will help your muscles prepare for the massage.

Reach out

If you are unsure on a treatment and have any other queries, please get in touch today with one of our friendly team. This can be done through our website at Contact olive Massage Leeds and Wakefield or call 07711 633 512 today. You can also check out our other blogs that provide more information on some of our most popular treatments. Helping you feel more comfortable during your massage.

Leave a Reply