How to prepare for a massage
tips for before & after your massage
Before a massage:
Drinking 2 litres the day before your treatment this will assist with recovery and detoxification of the body.
SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT & DOWNTIME
This will help ensure that your not stressing or late for your appointment. It also helps ensure that you have enough time to rest, relax and heal after your massage.
EAT A LIGHT MEAL
An hour or two before a treatment eat a healthy light meal or snack, this ensures you don’t feel uncomfortable during the treatment and also helps your body to focus its effects on healing your muscles, rather than digesting more food.
SCRUB & SHAVE (optional)
Washing your body, exfoliating your feet, clipping you nails and shaving isn’t essential. However, I encourage you to do so if it helps you feel more confident and comfortable about getting a full body massage.
After a massage:
BOOK IN ANOTHER MASSAGE
Massages are a fantastic way to boost your overall wellness. But consistent treatments are recommended for maintaining your physical and mental health long term.
DRINK EVEN MORE WATER
Dehydrated muscles are tense muscles. Drinking water after a massage is will help speed your muscles recovery and help flush out the toxins that have been released from your muscles.
ENJOY SOME DOWNTIME
Read, relax, meditate, drink plenty of water, eat healthy whole whole-foods, do some light stretches or yoga and head to bed early. This takes discipline but you’ll feel and heal better by regularly sicking to some of these suggested healthy habits.
AVOID COFFEE & CAFFEINE
Drinking caffeine after a massage can tense the muscles just worked on, so it's best to avoid if possible and try herbal tea or water instead
SHOWER RATHER THEN BATHE
Take a bath can be great for muscle recovery but in my opinion its best to wash and exfoliate your body in the shower tonight and enjoy your bath tomorrow instead. Why avoid the bath tonight? Because it will further dehydrate your body which needs plenty of water tonight. So drink up tonight and snuggle up in bed or on the couch with a cup of tea. Enjoy a soothing bath tomorrow.