Getting a massage is a great way to relax and rejuvenate at the body. Many people choose to get them regularly and enjoy the many benefits that they bring. Other people many not get massages frequently, so that when the opportunity does come, they aren't sure what they should do to get the most out of the experience. Here are a couple things you should do to make sure you are getting a great massage.

1. Drink Lots Of Water After The Massage

Immediately following the massage you might feel a little sore. This is normal, but if you are not careful it can become painful. This is why it is very important that you drink a good deal of water after the massage.

When you get a massage, the pressure on the muscles releases toxins into your system. You need to flush those toxins out so that you don't become overly sore, or even sick to your stomach. This is why after the massage the therapist will tell you to increase your water intake. Listen to them! This will help your body to heal faster.

2. Request A Specific Massage When You Make The Appointment

If you have a specific type of massage that you want, you need to let the therapist know at the time that you make the appointment. Each therapist will have a different set of skills and types of massages that they feel comfortable doing. If you wait until you get to the appointment to request specific techniques, you might miss out on your chance to get the massage that you want. Thus, tell them early so that they can book the right therapist and the right amount of time.

3. Exercise Before (Not After) The Massage

If you have a big day or week ahead of you don't get the massage before you have to exercise or do a lot of physical labor. Since the massage puts pressure on your muscles you could feel a little sore afterwards, which means you might not perform at your optimal level. Instead, hit the gym or do your rigorous activities before the massage. Then the day following the massage, take a day to relax and let your body recover. This will be the best way to really recharge your body and make sure you are getting the most out of your massage.

Massage therapy is a great way to rejuvenate your body. Keep these tips in mind the next time you schedule one.