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Whether or not getting a massage is a new experience for you, there are several steps you can take to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your massage. Understanding what massage can do for you and how to enhance your experience will help ensure that you reap all of its many benefits. From greater relaxation to improved health and performance, getting the most out of your massage session could be easier than you think.

Talk to Your Massage Therapist

As with any other service, you can get the most out of your massage by maintaining an open line of communication with your massage therapist. Talk to your masseuse about any areas that you would like covered during the massage. Discuss any worries and concerns you may have, and ask about how the massage can be tailored to your needs. It is important for your masseuse to know of any areas of chronic pain that you want to focus on as well as any areas on your body that you prefer they do not focus on during the massage.

Be sure to have another conversation after your massage to discuss what you liked and what you didn’t. Don’t be afraid to express your opinions and even ask why a certain technique was used. Understanding is key to learning more about how massage works and getting the most out of your experience. Having these open conversations with your massage therapist will make your next session with them even better as they can continue to tailor your massage to your individual needs and what feels best for you.

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Remember That You Should Be Comfortable

Massage is meant to be a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Your massage therapist wants to ensure you are comfortable so you can relax. Only remove as much clothing as you want—there is no pressure to be completely clothed or completely naked. If your massage therapist plays music and you find it distracting, speak up and she will be happy to turn it off. If you grow uncomfortable or unsure at any point during the massage, simply speak up and your massage therapist will work to place you back in your comfort zone.

Get the most out of your massage by visiting West Garden Spa, NYC’s premier Asian massage destination located only minutes away from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. We are here to ensure that you are comfortable and pleased with your experience in our luxurious three-level spa. Call 212.244.7711 to learn more about massage and how you can make the most of your experience.