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Getting your first massage every may create a little bit of anxiousness not knowing what to really expect. Everyone also thinks that their first massage will be relaxing and take care of all of their tightness and pain.
Well it isn't quite like that. Most people wait until they are in pain of some sort before seeking out their first massage. When you are in pain, a massage may not be as relaxing as you might have imagined. The areas that are tight may feel slightly painful when massaged.
This is due to the restrictions in the muscle fibers. When a muscle is tight the fibers actually are sticking together somewhat like glue. Massage works to break apart this tightness.
After you first massage, some people report feeling sore. If that is that case, know that it is normal and that it is an indicator of just how tight the muscle is in the first place.
Getting regular massage can help reduce this tenderness along
with helping to alleviate and even prevent further pain.It usually takes
3-6 sessions to work out the tight areas and get them to the point of
not tightening up again very easily. The condition can then be
maintained though a monthly massage session depending on the amount of
physical and emotional stress you are under during any given time
Some things you can do after a massage to help continue the relaxation process are to:
Call or email me if you have any questions or concerns or ask me at the time of your session.