Get the most from a massage
Don't eat right before your massage. Massage can stimulate digestion, and you don't want to have to get up.
Be early. If you're rushed, you won't be as relaxed.
Take off only as much clothing as you're comfortable removing. Although bare skin allows the therapist to apply oils, a competent therapist should be able to give a good massage through clothes.
Tell your therapist about any health problems and your reason for getting a massage. Also disclose allergies to skin products.
Don't hold your breath. Breathing helps you to relax.
Speak up if anything doesn't feel right, or seems improper.
-- Marnell Jameson
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