Are you feeling nervous before your first massage? Our experienced and licensed massage therapists here in Salem, OR have come together to bring you Simply Blissed’s five best tips to help you feel prepared to relax.
1. Don’t eat a feast right before your appointment
Even if you’ve scheduled an after-lunch massage, you want to give your body a couple of hours to properly digest everything. Just like you wouldn’t want to run a marathon or go swimming with a belly full of food, getting a massage on a full stomach will make you feel extremely uncomfortable.
2. Stay comfortable
The whole point of receiving a massage is to feel more relaxed, whether that means physically, mentally or emotionally. So, the last thing you want to do is start your session feeling awkward or worried. Make sure to arrive on time, or even a little early, to give yourself a buffer to start relaxing.
Additionally, you want to wear clothes you feel comfortable in before, during and after your massage. Of course, the professionally-trained massage therapists at Simply Blissed here in Salem, OR use the appropriate sheets and towels to maintain your privacy during a session, but some guests still don’t feel at ease in the robe. So, if you’re a little wary about it as well, just make sure you’re not wearing jeans.
3. Don’t arrive intoxicated
This might go without saying, but it’s always better to be on the safe side: never show up to a spa under the influence. Your session is tailor-made for bettering your health and the alcohol or other substances in your system directly work against that. You simply won’t get all the benefits from the massage.
4. Be clean
Trust us when we say we’ve seen it all. Most insecurities clients have the beginning are minor things we see every day. With that said, it’s a nice courtesy to avoid running a marathon right before your massage. Be sure to shower the same day you come in so your mind has one less thing to worry about.
5. Have an open mind
A massage is supposed to be an enjoyable, stress-free experience. Your licensed massage therapist will do everything they can to help you feel at ease but it’s equally important you start the session with a clear, welcoming mind.
Your first massage session should be a relaxing experience that leaves you feeling better and healthier. Schedule your first massage with Simply Blissed today!