Massage is one of the most satisfying spa treatments there is but often people don’t make the most of their session through either nerves or being underprepared. With a bit of preparation beforehand and the right attitude, however, a massage can be the most relaxing treatment out there. So, before booking your massage – whether full body or back pain relief – bear in mind these helpful hints and tips on how to get the most out of your massage.


The most important thing to remember during a massage is communication. All too often, massage clients are too nervous to tell their masseuse what they want out of their massage or whether it is causing them discomfort. A masseuse wants to make the massage experience as relaxing and beneficial as possible but can only do this with a bit of help from their client.

Before your next  massage, be sure to let the masseuse know of any allergies or health issues that could impact on the enjoyment of the massage process as oils, lotions and powders are often used and the massage may not be suitable if you are suffering from certain medical conditions. The masseuse will also be happy to hear what you want to get out of the massage, as well as personal preferences like music.


The other important thing to remember during a massage is to relax. People new to massage often become tense and nervous which can have adverse effects on the outcome of the massage. The more relaxed and open you are to the massage, the more beneficial it will be.


Finally, be sure to drink lots of water after your massage and to take it easy – it can sometimes take time for the effects of the massage to be fully absorbed.

Before booking your next massage session during a relaxing spa break, be sure to note down your massage preferences for your next session.