3 Must-Know Tips Before Going for a Scheduled Massage

After a few long months at work and back-to-back deadlines with no weekend off, you’ve finally concluded that you need a deserved break. 

Although you’ve probably embraced the belief that “success only comes with the grind,” there will come a time where the amount of work you’ll need to deal with becomes too much to carry. Now that you’re nearing your breaking point, it’s easy to see that there’s no better time to take a step back for a bit and care for yourself before jumping back into a tireless routine.

To some, the perfect day of relaxation may seem like a movie night without any disturbances, while others may plan a sudden trip out of town or the country. While these ideas may seem significant, they can be too expensive or too dull, making it even more stressful throughout (even if it shouldn’t be that way). 

Thankfully, there’s one idea that you can use to celebrate a day off after a few months (or years) of hard work without doing anything too drastic or expensive: A massage.

Why getting a massage is never a bad idea and a few tips to prepare for it

Compared to any other type of “break” that one can enjoy, massages are the pinnacle of well-deserved relaxation: they help knead the body free of stress and put the mind at ease. If you feel a lot of tenseness in the mind, body, and soul with no breaks, it’s easy to see that nothing is more apt than treatments. 

Before you ring up Therapeutic Body Concepts and schedule a session at your earliest convenience, there are a few ways that you can make the most out of the experience. With the help of these tips, you can prepare for a massage and put yourself in the right state of mind for a perfect out-of-body experience: 

Tip #1: Wear loose clothing that you’re most comfortable in

When it comes to being prepared enough to make the most out of a massage, it’s crucial to understand that it all begins with wearing the right clothes.

Unlike popular belief, clothes significantly affect how a massage is carried out and how it feels from start to finish because it helps you relax. Seeing that clothes influence the way you feel when going into a massage, we recommend bringing out your relaxed side by wearing loose and comfortable pieces going into a session! 

Tip #2: Don’t forget to hydrate

One key factor that most people overlook when heading into a massage appointment is staying hydrated for relaxation sessions. 

It may not seem so influential now, but failing to hydrate appropriately can severely hamper a session because it allows muscles to stress since toxins in the muscles aren’t moved out, and nutrients aren’t pushed out. Thankfully, you can prevent such an issue from getting in the way of an effective massage by hydrating the body so that a therapist can quickly release built-up toxins. 

Tip #3: Research on the type of therapy you need

Another mistake that most people make before getting a massage is that they say they want a massage but fail to realize that there are different options to choose from.

From Swedish treatments to Shiatsu and oil-based experiences, the number of options that you can choose from when getting a massage is nearly endless, meaning that you’ll quickly find an option that’s best for you. At Therapeutic Body Concepts, we offer a handful of unique therapy styles and treatment options that you can use to maximize your relaxation experience!


Out of the different ways you can get into a much-needed relaxation experience and spend some quality time away from work and other stressors, none is better than a nice, easygoing massage. By keeping the three tips mentioned above in mind, you can jump into your next session with the right mindset and preparations to ensure a thoroughly relaxing experience!

If you’re looking for the best lymphatic massage in Edmonton, that’s guaranteed to help knead, roll, and press your body into fighting shape, our team of expert reflexologists and therapists are more than willing to help you out. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment with our trained professionals at your earliest convenience!

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