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daily retreat & renew tip Thursday, October 7, 2010

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make the most out of your massage, its over before you know it

Aaaahhh, massage, just imagining it relieves stress from my shoulders. But have you ever experienced a massage that was not so relaxing? Perhaps you had something on your mind, or a chatty therapist, or the pressure was never quite right, or the worst...the room is cold! Though you may not realize it, you, as the client, have a responsibility to the session too. After all, you’re 50% of the massage.
 
To ensure that every massage is all that it can be, practice the following:

  1. Be punctual you don't want to feel rushed through your massage. And forget the 50 minute deals, go for the full 90, it takes 50 minutes just to unwind!
  2. Communicate with your therapist before the massage. Tell them what your goals and expectations are, what you like best and what you can’t stand.
  3. Don’t talk during the massage, except about the massage itself.
  4. Be present. Breathe deeply into the area that is being worked on, follow these tips. Use visualization to help unwind problem areas.
  5. For heaven’s sake, turn off your cell phone, who needs the distraction or the EMFs?
  6. Don’t rush off the table.
  7. Drink plenty of water for the next 24 hours. Hydration helps the lymphatic system flush out wastes and mitigates soreness from deep tissue work. We are going to teach you how to give some lovin to your lymphatic system HERE.

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