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Do I Need to Prepare for a Massage?

Updated: Jan 1, 2023



Generally speaking, no. You can have a very relaxing Swedish massage or very effective deep tissue massage without any special preparation. However, there are a few things you can do to make your experience more enjoyable for you and your therapist.


  1. If you must eat before your massage, eat very lightly. A heavy meal will make lying on the massage table uncomfortable.

  2. Try and schedule hair, makeup or eyelash appointments after your massage. You, and your therapist, can relax knowing your hair and makeup are not in danger.

  3. Drink lots of water. In the days before your massage, hydrate as much as you can. That doesn’t mean guzzling gallons of water. In fact, guzzling water is a sure way to become dehydrated. Guzzling large amounts of water in one sitting doesn’t give your body a chance to absorb the water. It just passes right through and you pee it out. Hydrate by sipping water throughout the. Your fascia and your muscles will thank you!

  4. Take a shower. The warm water will help to loosen your muscles and help to prevent post massage soreness.

  5. Tell your therapist (almost) everything. Let your therapist know if pregnant, recently had surgery, have an injury, diabetes, high blood pressure, allergies, or anything else that might affect your ability to have a massage. Also, let your therapist know what kind of pressure you prefer and if there are any areas you want them to focus on. Now, lay back and enjoy!

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