back massage

How to get the most out of your back massage

Going for a massage is one of the nicest things you can do for yourself. Obviously, getting enough sleep, remembering to exercise, and eating healthily are important, too. But sometimes one of the most rewarding things to do, for your body and mind, is booking a back massage.

Why getting a back massage is always a good idea

First of all, a back massage relieves stress. So if you’ve been feeling especially tense and wound up, a nice rubdown can be the key to helping you relax. Second of all, a back massage eases any physical pain. So all those knots, niggles and tight areas can finally melt away. Finally, sometimes it’s just nice to have time away to yourself. And what better way to spend it than going for a back massage?

Making the most of it

Massages aren’t the cheapest thing in the world. But they’re almost always worthwhile! Still, here are a few tips for getting the most out of your back massage…so you’re never disappointed with your visit.

Know when the injury is too painful

While a good massage is great for relieving tension and soothing pain, sometimes you might have a more serious injury. In which case you don’t want to spend the entire treatment cringing in pain or worse, becoming more injured. Sometimes you need to rest first, then when your injury is on the mend, go for a massage. Alternatively, you could book a deep tissue massage or seek sports massage therapy with a professional who knows not to go too far!

Speak up

There’s nothing worse than emerging from a back massage feeling like the pressure was waaaay too light. Or being freezing for the entire treatment. Or not being able to relax because your therapist kept chatting. Take this advice: speak up early on. Ask your therapist to turn off the air con if you’re cold. Or to increase the pressure to your liking. Or warn them that you might fall asleep – a handy way of hinting that silence is golden! Speak your mind, and enjoy your back massage as much as possible.

Go regularly

Switching off instantly isn’t an easy thing to do. And most people will find their mind jumping all over the place during their first back massage. However, by going for a regular treatment (once every two weeks, or even more if you’re lucky), you’ll be able to relax more easily. As soon as you enter the treatment room, you’ll start to calm down. Once your back massage begins, you’ll unwind even further. The result? You’ll feel at peace for the entire duration of your massage; meaning you get the most out of every minute.

Go ahead and book in!

Remember these tips when booking your next back massage and ensure that your experience is worth every bit you spend. Enjoy!