A relaxing massage is the best way to destress and wind down after a busy day, and it’s one of the most popular services in our luxury medi spa in Marlow.
There are many other health benefits from having a regular massage, too – it can reduce muscle tension, ease soreness, improve circulation, promote healing, and even boost your immune system.
Here are some tips for getting the most out of your next spa massage.
Pick the Right Massage
The first thing to consider is what type of massage you will have. If this is your first time having a massage, you may not be aware of the options available. From hot stones to Swedish massages to massages developed for pregnancy, there will be a massage perfect for you. Which one you choose is important because they each have their different benefits.
If you’re looking for a gentle, full-body massage that relaxes you and this is your first time, you may want to start with a Swedish massage. You can also get a hot stone massage using the warmth from heated stones to relax the muscles and soothe aches and pains.
Massage can also be combined with aromatherapy which should boost your mood and can even reduce the symptoms of depression or anxiety. Cecily Medi Spa in Marlow also offers ESPA massages along with their own signature massages and bespoke services such as Indian head massages.
Practice like a deep tissue massage uses more pressure than a conventional Swedish massage and is appropriate if you have a muscle injury or chronic aches and pains. Discussing the type of massage and the results you want from the expert spa therapists at Cecily is the best way to have the massage you are looking for. Every massage will leave you feeling relaxed and ready to face the day.
Preparing Yourself for a Massage
You’ll want to arrive for your massage on time and feel as relaxed as possible. You don’t want to come off a five-mile run or be stressed out after being stuck in traffic. The more relaxed you are, to begin with, the more benefits you will see.
Most massage therapists will use various techniques to help relieve muscle tension, including applying pressure. Don’t be shy in telling your therapist if the pressure is too much. Everyone is different, and your massage is unique to you.
After the Massage
A massage can last anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours, and once finished, you will be given some time to relax before returning to your day. Most therapists will tell you to stay as hydrated as possible, so having a few sips of water can certainly help. You shouldn’t be planning to rush off to your next meeting – ideally, you should give yourself at least half an hour to relax and recover from the massage before you turn to face the world again.