Many people often find themselves feeling nervous and anxious prior to their massage appointment. These feelings can even put people off booking massages entirely, meaning they’ll never get to experience the many wonderful benefits. Hopefully these top 7 frequently asked massage questions will help squash any pre-massage nerves and answer your general massage related questions.
Discover the Top 7 Frequently Asked Massage Questions…
Question 1: Are Massages Painful?
Although as a whole, massages should be a very relaxing experience, certain massages can cause more discomfort than others. However, don’t let this put you off, as the discomfort is temporary and often a sign of muscles being worked. The more treatments you receive the less painful you are likely to find them and the more benefits you’ll feel.
Lighter treatments such as a Swedish Massage may be painless, whereas Sports Massages require significantly more pressure to be applied. If you do experience any pain during your treatment, notify your therapist immediately who will be able to advise.
Question 2: What If I Fall Asleep During My Massage?
It’s perfectly normal to fall asleep when receiving a massage. Particularly as the aim of most massage treatments is to promote relaxation – and sleeping would suggest you’re certainly relaxed! If you do happen to fall asleep, there’s no need to worry as this is something we’re very familiar with.
Question 3: How Do I Know What Type of Massage Is Right for Me?
Knowing which massage treatment is right for you can be confusing and will depend upon your specific needs, symptoms and lifestyle. If you’re pregnant, we recommend a pregnancy or prenatal massage, as this will be the safest treatment option for you.
If you have specific requirements or injuries, contact your therapist beforehand to discuss the most suitable treatment. This will also allow them to appropriately tailor the treatment to provide the best possible and most effective massage.
Question 4: Do I Need to Prepare for My Massage Treatment?
When it comes to preparing for your massage, there aren’t set instructions for how you should do this. However, you can take certain steps to get the most out of your massage and to maximise the benefits. Examples of these include:
- Dress comfortably and wear loose fitting clothing.
- Avoid applying moisturiser or body lotion ahead of your treatment.
- Avoid eating right before your massage as this may cause discomfort.
- Stay hydrated ahead of your appointment (and afterwards, as massages can often cause dehydration).
Question 5: Should A Sports Massage Be Carried Out Pre or Post Workout?
Many people wonder when the best time for a Sports Massage is, pre or post workout? We recommend having a Sports Massage immediately after completing a gym session or other physical activities. This can help aid recovery and even help prevent DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness), meaning you’ll be better prepared for future exercise.
Question 6: Can Massages Help Improve Sleep?
Massages do in fact help to improve sleep quality and lots of people get them for this exact reason. This is because massages can help to relieve stress and muscle tension, which can both have huge impacts on sleep. During and after a massage, you’ll likely experience feelings of tiredness simply due to the decrease in stress levels.
Question 7: How do I book my appointment?
To book your appointment with our fully qualified team contact us or call 07711 633 512 to discover your options. Our friendly team are more than happy to discuss any concerns or answer any additional questions you may have. Depending on your location or preference, we do have two different clinics, one in Leeds and the other in Wakefield.
We hope this has answered some of your questions and has given you peace of mind before your massage appointment![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]