Massage is one of the best stress relievers known!
In order to better serve your particular needs and concerns, your therapist may ask you general health questions to ascertain that massage is appropriate for you at this time.
Most massage techniques require disrobing, either completely or to your underwear. This is done in private while the therapist leaves the room. Normally you will be covered with a sheet or towel and only the area being worked on will be exposed.
Length of Session
The length of a typical session is one hour. You may request an hour and a half, or even a two-hour session. Anything less than one hour usually does not achieve maximum results unless concentrated on a specific issue.
During the Massage
Make yourself as comfortable as possible on the massage table in a relaxed position. The therapist will inform you as to whether they want you face up or face down. Feel free to close your eyes and be silent to relax, or engage in conversation with your therapist. You may wish to give feedback to your therapist or ask questions regarding your treatment. Some clients practice deep breathing during this time to facilitate relaxation.
After your Massage
Make sure to rise slowly from the massage table after your massage. Take a few moments to gather yourself, as you will be in a very relaxed state. Drink plenty of water to help flush the toxins in your body.
If your session was intended to relieve muscle soreness or pain, you may feel relief immediately or several days later.
Massage Therapists (LMTs), in the state of Florida are required by law to be licensed through state and national exams. Prior to licensure, they must have completed over 600 combined hours of study in anatomy, kinesiology, and physiology as well as practical expertise and studies.