Are you considering a medical massage? A medical massage is a great way to experience pain relief, whether it comes from a specific condition or stems from generalized pain. Preparing for a medical massage doesn’t require anything too intensive. But in order to get the most from your medical massage, you’ll want to have a little preparation work to make your medical massage appointment the best it can be.

Drink Water Before and After Your Appointment

It’s important to always drink water regularly during the day. But leading up to and following a medical massage, drinking plenty of water is a necessity. The more water you have in your system, the better you’ll feel overall. But drinking plenty of water will also help flush out any toxins or waste you may have built up in your system following your system. Drinking water will also help alleviate any regular soreness or discomfort (not pain as you should never feel pain following a massage) that you may have following your medical massage.

Complete All Medical Forms

Want to use the majority of your massage appointment for your massage? Make sure that all medical forms are completed when you arrive at the office. To make it easier to complete your medical forms, Aruna has a downloadable resources section complete with a general medical intake form, a medical intake form specifically for spinal reflex therapy, and intended outcome form for you to download and complete prior to your appointment. Before your first massage, Aruna will look over the forms, so it’s important to be honest on the forms.

Know Your Massage Goals

It’s important that you know your massage goals before having your first appointment. For instance, if your goal is minimize the back pain you experience, that’s a goal that you’ll want to bring up during your appointment. And regular medical massage can help achieve that goal. However, if your ultimate goal is to help relax, medical massage may not be the right option for you. If you’re looking to relax following a massage, a relaxation massage may be the right massage for you. Before your appointment starts, you’ll go over your goals with Aruna and she’ll tailor the massage to achieving those goals and helping you feel better.

Dress Comfortably and Wear Loose Clothing

Finally, you’ll want to wear loose, comfortable clothing to your massage. This is important because it will be easier to undress for your appointment. But it’s also important because it will be more comfortable following your appointment when you may experience soreness or discomfort.

As you can see, preparing for a medical massage doesn’t require a lot of extra effort on your part. But the preparation can help make your appointment much more successful. If you’ve experienced pain, whether from a specific source or pain that’s more generalized, medical massage can help. As a licensed massage therapist, Aruna is here to help you feel your best through medical massage. Need a medical massage appointment? Contact Therapeutic Medical Massage today.