Is There Anything to Do to Prepare for a Deep Tissue Massage?

August 27th, 2020

Deep tissue massage…yes, please! With this type of massage, you get relaxation, relief, and recovery as just a few benefits. At Driven Fit, we want you to enhance the experience even further – it’s all about what you do before and after the massage.  

Our therapists offer tips on how you can prepare for your massage and what you can do after – both of which will allow you to fully maximize the benefits of a deep tissue massage! 


Benefits of a Deep Tissue Massage 

At Driven Fit, we highly recommend massage therapy as part of our total wellness programs. In addition to recovery and maintenance, deep tissue massage therapy offers these benefits:  

  • Relieves conditions such as chronic back pain, arthritis, tennis elbow, sciatica, & fibromyalgia  
  • Heals injuries & scars 
  • Improves flexibility & mobility  
  • Improves posture 
  • Prevents injury 
  • Improves blood circulation 
  • Treats muscle spasms 
  • Releases stress & tension 

To fully reap the benefits of massage, we recommend one to four sessions per month. Get your recovery ON with a deep tissue massage; call/text (813) 440-3016 today to book your appointment!  


How to Prepare for Your Massage 

Because massage therapy is both an investment in time and money, it needs to be effective. The best way to get there is to prepare in advance. Here’s how…   

Stay hydrated.

Did you know a deep tissue massage releases toxins from your muscles? That’s why it is important that you are well hydrated before your appointment. This will make it easier for your body to flush out the toxins as quickly and efficiently as possible.  

Additionally, well-hydrated muscles are more pliable, which makes it easier for our massage therapist to work out those tough knots.  

Tip: At least 24 hours prior to your appointment, make sure to start on some heavy-duty hydrating (preferably with water).  

Take a shower.

Taking a nice, warm shower just before your appointment will make your massage that much more relaxing. Plus, the warm water will help loosen your muscles, which can reduce discomfort during your deep tissue massage.  

Wear comfortable clothes.

Who doesn’t love to just throw on a pair of sweats? Wearing comfortable clothes triggers relaxation, both physically and mentally. Plus, it’ll feel a lot better putting comfy clothes back on after your massage, especially if you have any muscle soreness!  

Tip: Rather than wearing tight workout tops and pants, opt for super softloose clothing.  

Identify what you want from the massage.

What is your end goal of getting a massage? Perhaps it’s tension relief in a specific area or healing support from an injury?  

Whatever it is, make sure you clearly communicate your goals with your massage therapist so he or she can properly address your concerns. Our South Tampa, FL massage therapists WANT you to tell them your areas of concern, so do not hold back. If you want more (or less) pressure, tell us! Proper communication is a necessity for an effective deep tissue massage.  

Prior to your deep tissue massage, our massage therapists, will discuss any problems areas you may have and will address all these concerns during your session. Call our massage therapy studio now for a specialty deep tissue massage.  


After Your Deep Tissue Massage 

Your post-massage instructions are pretty similar to what you would do prior to your massage. To fully extend the benefits, here’s what to do… 

  • Continue to hydrate. Drinking water after your massage will continue to help flush out the toxins that were released by the massage. Staying hydrated will also help with soreness and nausea. 

  • Have a healthy snack. While you want to avoid eating anything heavy, it is a good idea to eat a light lunch or a healthy snack.  
  • Get a good night’s rest. While your body is at rest, your muscles will recover from the “stress” of a massage.


Get a Deep Tissue Massage at Driven Fit South Tampa  

Our South Tampa wellness studio is your one-stop shop to total body wellness. As part of our wellness programs, Driven Fit offers a variety of specialty massage therapies, including deep tissue massage.  

Get more info or book an appointment, simply call or text Team Driven at (813) 440-3016!

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