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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Teach Your Clients the Do's and Don'ts Before and After Getting a Massage

Do's and Don'ts When You Have Professional Bodywork

If you are a licensed massage therapist, then you know that there are things that your clients should do before spa treatments, and there are also things that they shouldn't do after having bodywork. Before your clients arrive for an appointment, send them an email with directions about preparing for bodywork, and after the clients leave a day spa, send another email about what to do to avoid any problems. Here are some tips that are recommended for clients before visiting a day spa.

Tip 1: Bathe or Shower

Bodywork involves skin-to-skin contact between the licensed massage therapist and the client, so having clean skin is imperative.

Tip 2: Talk about Your Allergies or Health Problems

A client should reveal any special health concerns, including having arthritis, a previous injury or being pregnant. Make sure that the therapist knows about your allergies to certain fragrances or skincare products.

Tip 3: Avoid Eating and Arrive Early

It isn't a good idea to eat for at least one hour before bodywork spa treatments, and also, make sure to arrive early for your appointment.

There are also things that a client should understand about aftercare, including these tips.

Tip 1: Drink More Water

After a massage, drinking a lot of water will help the body's tissues to release more toxins, but clients should avoid caffeinated or alcoholic beverages.

Tip 2: Move Around after a Massage

Avoid remaining sedentary after bodywork because it undermines the benefits of energizing massages.

Tip 3: Have an Awareness of the Changes of the Body and Mind

After massages, clients often feel different physically and mentally. Taking notes about how the bodywork makes you feel can help you the next time that you visit a day spa for a massage.

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