Let's be honest, massage is absolutely fantastic! But did you know it could be better? Here are eight great tips to getting the most out of your massage at Pebble Spa!
Give yourself time! Plan to show up a few minutes early, this ensures you have enough time to fill out any forms, inform us of any allergies, injuries or new health concerns, use the restroom if needed, and to take a seat. If your therapist is ready, they may be able to grab you a bit early! Plus, if you arrive in a frenzied, rushed state, it may take longer to relax!
Don’t eat a large meal right before a massage session. Let your body digest your meal first.
Request your preferred massage style. There’s nothing worse than leaving the spa feeling, well, meh. While they’re trained to help your body, massage therapists can’t read your mind, so it’s best to tell our concierge if you have any preference of therapists, pressure, or massage types when you book your appointment.
Undress to your comfort level. It's ok to go buck naked! At all times you will be fully draped, so have no fear! However, most people will typically undress while leaving on undergarments.
Relax your muscles and your mind. Tightening your muscles during the massage is counterproductive. Let your massage therapist know this is happening if you feel there may be too much pressure or discomfort during your massage. They may need to adjust their technique which can help you relax.
Drink Water! We know, we know. We remind you all the time! But water is your muscle's best friend after massage!
Skip the post-massage latte. If you book an early-morning massage session, be sure to drink your morning coffee before, not after, your bodywork. The caffeine can actually tense your muscles back up!
If you feel any soreness, that's normal. Your muscles may get a little sore after a massage for the same reason they do after an exercise session: They’re being worked pretty hard! Typically, within 12-24 is when most people experience muscle soreness from their massage. Drink plenty of water, do some light stretching and you're on the right path.