Oct 20, 2016

5 Tips to Enjoy a Better Massage

A good massage can really soothe your mind, soul and not to mention, those aching muscles. As you already know, massage can also help to promote better blood circulation, immune system, sleep quality and overall relaxation.
Apart from what you already know, we came up with the following tips that can avoid those wasted cash and most crucial of all, the potential pain.

1. Remember to Breathe When a very tightly tensed up muscle "knot" is being targeted by your masseur, you can really scream out in pain. The constant rubbing and prodding in that particular problematic spot can leave you even more tensed up as you grit your teeth and try your very best to control not to squirm.
Try breathing out when the pressure is pressed onto the spot and then breathing in when pressure is released. It is important that you breathe fully and deeply during this time (yes, similar to the breathing like a pregnant woman in labor pain) so to get more oxygen to your blood system and get better relief to your tensed muscles.
I've tried it and it really did took away some of the pain! I was so focused on breathing and anticipating the masseur's moves that I started to relax myself, thus having a better relief on my aching shoulder muscles.

2. Drink alot of Warm Water right after Massage
Having a massage is just like having a workout. As blood circulation is triggered to flow better and faster, metabolism is increased. As the body heats up during massage, muscle tissues can become dehydrated.
Drinking plenty of warm water after a massage session can help to rehydrate, build healthier muscle tissues and remove metabolic wastes.
At Pure Wellness Foot Spa, customers well-being is their first priority as they had recently installed a water purifier to provide alkaline drinking water for all to enjoy.
Read about the benefits of alkaline water in our next blog entry.

3. Avoid Eating Right Before Massage In general, a full meal right before a massage is always a taboo, a big "NO-NO". This is because massage stimulates digestion and sometimes with the need to lie on your tummy for a back massage can create nausea or even vomiting - trust me, this is not a good experience you want to take out from your massage session!
However, massage with an empty stomach is also a no-no. This might cause dizziness or feeling light-headed.
You must ask, eat also cannot, don't eat also cannot, then how? My answer, MODERATION lah! The best way is to have a light snack (I mean a healthy snack, a fried chicken wing is NOT a light snack!) one to two hours before your session which will allow slight digestion without making you uncomfortable during your massage session.

4. Speak Up
You should behave like an "aunty" and start telling the masseur where and how you want your massage to be done. Yes, you hear me right.
Speaking up about how you need "more of this" and "less of that" can help your masseur to target the places that you really need relief the most. Otherwise most likely you will left unsatisfied with your aching "point" still aching.
You should not be afraid to tell your masseur if something he/she is doing is uncomfortable, like for example, the pressure is not right, or the target point is off.
Be sure to tell your masseur where you wish to spend more time on at the start of the massage - ultimately, this is your massage session.

5. One Massage In A Blue Moon Isn't Going To Help Much My last point is this; massage is part of a wellness routine and must be done on a regular basis to ensure the greatest benefits for your body.
When I say routine, I do not mean once a month or once a year routine. I know of people who goes to a masseur only when they can't tolerate the pain any longer and that can be like months after their last session!
You are constantly working and moving your body everyday, and to get your tensed up overworked muscles to loosen up within that one to two hours is never going to work out. A focused massage work (ie. that particular shoulder spot, or calf muscle spot) within an hour can only cover that area of the body whereas other parts of the body which muscles have not scream out in pain yet, are not serviced.
You should be having a massage as frequently as possible to ensure muscles will be totally worked out bit by bit during every session.

Here you are, the top 5 tips on how to enjoy your massage better and get your money's worth!

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