*Please note, we offer Massage at our Auburn location only
Massage therapy is renowned for its ability to promote relaxation, relieve tension, and enhance overall well-being. Whether you're a seasoned massage enthusiast or preparing for your first session, understanding how to prepare can maximize the therapeutic benefits of this rejuvenating experience. At Capitol Floats, we prioritize your comfort and relaxation, ensuring each massage session is tailored to meet your unique needs. Here's everything you need to know to prepare for your next massage:
Preparing for Your Massage Session:
1. Schedule in Advance:
To ensure a seamless experience, it's advisable to book your massage session in advance. Our schedule at Capitol Floats tends to fill up quickly, so booking ahead allows you to secure your preferred time slot and therapist. Additionally, scheduling your massage on a day when you can buffer the session with at least 30 minutes before and after ensures you have ample time to relax and fully enjoy the experience.
If you're planning to indulge in a full day of relaxation by doing a Trifecta (floating, massage and sauna), we recommend adding the sauna before your massage and the float afterward. This sequence maximizes the benefits of each experience, allowing you to melt away tension and stress before drifting into a state of blissful weightlessness.
2. Pre-Massage Ritual:
Before your massage, take a few moments to center yourself and mentally prepare for relaxation. Arriving a few minutes early allows you to unwind in our tranquil waiting area and transition into a state of relaxation. If you're coming from work and want to rinse off before your massage, we have a complimentary shower you are welcome to use to wash off the day before entering your massage session. Arriving with enough time to take advantage of this feature is key to keeping your session on schedule, so plan accordingly.
3. Communication is Key:
Communication with your massage therapist is essential to ensure your session is tailored to meet your specific needs and preferences. Be sure to communicate any areas of tension or discomfort you'd like to focus on during your massage, as well as any pressure preferences. Your therapist is there to support you throughout the session and ensure your comfort and satisfaction.
What to Expect During Your Massage:
1. Personalized Treatment:
At Capitol Floats, we believe in the power of personalized care. Your massage therapist will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan based on your individual needs and goals. Whether you're seeking relief from chronic pain, stress reduction, or simply a moment of relaxation, your therapist will tailor the massage to address your unique concerns. Our therapists are all highly trained and offer years of experience to provide you with the most relaxing and therapeutic session possible.
2. Relaxation and Rejuvenation:
As you settle onto the massage table, allow yourself to fully surrender to the experience. Close your eyes, take deep breaths, and let go of any tension or stress you may be holding onto. Your therapist will use a combination of techniques, such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stones, trigger point, stretching or aromatherapy, to promote relaxation and rejuvenation from head to toe.
We are lucky to have a wide range of highly skilled therapists who bring a range of techniques and styles to their massage style. Each therapist offers their own variety of additions and styles, making every massage unique. Not every therapist provides hot stone, for example, but every therapist is highly trained in deep tissue and lighter touch massage. We recommend experiencing all our therapists so you can choose who will best suit your needs long term. If you have a specific need or desire a specific style or skill type, please reach out to us so we can pair you with the best therapist for your needs.
3. Post-Massage Bliss:
After your massage, take a few moments to bask in the post-massage bliss. Allow yourself to linger in the relaxation room, savoring the sense of calm and tranquility that follows a therapeutic massage. Be sure to drink plenty of water to rehydrate and flush out toxins released during the massage, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalized.
Maximizing the Benefits of Your Massage:
1. Self-Care Practices:
Incorporating self-care practices into your routine can extend the benefits of your massage session. Alongside activities like stretching, meditation, or gentle exercise, consider integrating floating and infrared sauna sessions between your massage appointments. Floating provides weightless relief for sore muscles and promotes deep relaxation, while infrared sauna therapy detoxifies the body and eases tension. Together, these therapies complement your massage, offering a comprehensive approach to wellness that supports your body and mind between sessions.
2. Regular Maintenance:
To experience the full benefits of massage therapy, consistency is key. Regular massage sessions can help reduce muscle tension, alleviate chronic pain, and promote overall well-being. Consider scheduling regular appointments to maintain the benefits of your massage and support your ongoing health and wellness journey.
Here's a suggested schedule for the frequency of massage:
Regular Maintenance (Every 4 - 6 weeks): For general maintenance of overall health and well-being, scheduling a massage every 4-6 weeks is ideal.
Intensive Training (Every 2 - 3 weeks): If you're training for marathons, races, or competitions, consider increasing the frequency of your massages to once every 2 weeks to support muscle recovery and prevent injuries.
Injury Rehabilitation (Every 1 -2 weeks): If you're recovering from an injury or undergoing rehabilitation, weekly massage sessions may be beneficial to aid in recovery, reduce pain, and restore mobility.
Stress Management (Every 2 - 4 weeks): During particularly stressful periods or times of high tension, such as major life events or demanding work projects, consider scheduling massages as needed to manage stress levels and promote relaxation.
By adhering to a consistent massage schedule tailored to your individual needs, you can optimize the benefits of massage therapy and maintain your overall health and well-being.
Massage therapy offers a sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation, providing a holistic approach to health and wellness. By preparing for your massage session and maximizing the therapeutic benefits, you can experience profound relaxation, relief from tension, and a renewed sense of well-being. So why wait? Schedule your massage at Capitol Floats today and embark on a journey of self-care and rejuvenation. Your body and mind will thank you!