At The Vault, we think educating our clients is incredibly important! We want you to be well informed on any re|treat|ment you receive from our talented service providers, which is why today we would like to share some insight into massage therapy.

There are some things that you should take into consideration before you schedule a massage. It’s best to avoid caffeine and alcohol, strenuous activity, and heavy meals after a massage. It’s important to drink plenty of water to help flush toxins out of your system, eat light, and get a good night’s sleep. Epsom salt baths can be beneficial as well. The most important thing you can do is listen to your body and give it what it needs!

After a massage, some soreness is to be expected however, just like exercising, you may not feel sore until one to two days after your therapeutic massage. A massage can engage certain muscles that you haven’t used or break up adhesions that have been lying dormant. Staying hydrated and stretching will help prevent tenderness.

A common misconception with deep tissue massage is it must hurt. That’s not the case! Slow, firm pressure can be relaxing while still breaking up deep adhesions. This isn’t to say that sometimes breaking up those tension areas can’t be slightly uncomfortable, but this is why it’s so important to communicate with your massage therapist! If at any time you feel the pressure is too much (or not enough) you should let your massage therapist know so that they can adjust their technique to fit your needs.

The more pertinent information and preferences you share with your massage therapist, the more they can tailor the body re|treat|ment to fit your needs, giving you a more superior massage! That’s what we’re all about here at The Vault – catering to our clients to make every experience unique, effective, and exceptional.

Written by The Vault