For Those New To Massage, Here Are 15 Questions To Ask a Massage Therapist

September 07, 2016 by Jordan Nunziato

For Those New To Massage, Here Are 15 Questions To Ask a Massage Therapist

Thinking About Getting a Massage, But Are a First-Timer? Here Are Some Questions to Ask

 

Doing something you’ve never done before, no matter what it is, can be rather nerve-wracking. Getting a massage is no exception. And if you’re anything like me, I’m sure you have a multitude of worries and concerns about protocol, etiquette and so on… So here are 15 questions for a massage therapist to help ease your mind, as compiled by Susan Lacke for Triathlete magazine.

 

(Disclaimer: some questions may be silly, but let’s be honest, we’ve all shared these thoughts.)

 

For Those New To Massage, Here Are 15 Essential Questions For a Massage Therapist:

 

  1. What is the difference between a massage for relaxation and a sport massage?

 

2. The pressure isn’t deep enough, but I don’t want to insult my massage therapist. What should I do?

 

3. Is there such a thing as too much pressure, or should I take as much as I can stand?

 

4. What should I do if I get ticklish during a massage?

 

5. Why do I sometimes get a headache after a massage?

 

6. Is it normal to bruise once in a while after a session?

 

7. Does it make a massage more effective if I don’t wear underwear (or do wear underwear)?

 

8. I farted during a massage. I was so embarrassed, but I pretended like nothing happened. Should I have said something?

 

9. Sometimes I fall asleep on the table. Does that make things difficult for the therapist?

 

10. I like my massage therapist, but she’s very chatty. How do I let her know I’d rather not talk?

 

11. I’ve never had a massage before. Should I schedule one before my race next week?

 

12. Is there ever a circumstance or injury where massage could make things worse instead of better?

 

13. How far out before a race should I schedule a massage?

 

14. I’m never sure about gratuities. How much should I tip?

 

15. Why does my therapist always tell me to drink lots of water after the massage is over?

 

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