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Massage therapy involves manipulating soft body tissues in your muscles, tendons, and skin by a trained professional with his hands, fists, and fingertips. While most people get a massage for relaxation, other reasons to seek massage therapy may include:
When choosing a masseuse, look for proper credentials, a pleasant and comfortable setting, and someone who is highly recommended. Here are some things to expect when you go for your first massage:
A good massage therapist will always conduct an interview after your massage session to discuss findings and recommendations for future visits. He will help you to realize that the benefits of massage therapy are cumulative, and will help you schedule subsequent appointments to fit your schedule. Additionally, he may offer products for your purchase for home use in between massages, such as oils, lotions, aromatherapy shower products, and heated wraps. He will instruct you in their uses.
You should allow some quiet time after your massage to reflect on your mental and physical status. You may feel relaxed and renewed, but you may also feel clear and invigorated. Introspection is recommended for at least a few hours after a massage.
While massage therapy may help you feel more relaxed and stress-free, it is merely a tool for managing your health, but should never replace medical treatment and exercise.