Things to Know Before Your First Massage

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Indulging in a massage is an excellent way to relax or relieve mild tension. Whether you’re aiming for deep relaxation, pain relief or stress relief, treating yourself to a massage in a spa or massage parlour is pure pleasure! Thinking of booking your first massage? If this is a new experience for you, you probably have some questions. Don’t panic, our Montreal erotic massage specialists are here to answer them. Here’s what you need to know before your first massage appointment. Get ready to relax!

What type of massage to choose for a first time?

Faced with the diversity of massages available, it can be complex to make a choice, especially without knowing the specifics of each type. For the first time, the most common options include Swedish massage, therapeutic massage, lymphatic drainage and reflexology. The key is to base your decision on your personal needs: whether you’re looking for an anti-stress massage, to relieve tension or muscle pain, or simply to relax, there’s a massage to suit every situation.

The types of massage you can choose from 

To give you a helping hand, here are 7 types of massage and their benefits for body and mind:
  • Swedish massage: Provides deep muscle relaxation and activates blood and lymph circulation with effleurage, kneading and stretching techniques.
  • Balinese massage: Ideal for unifying body and mind, this massage improves skin elasticity, treats water retention and promotes weight loss.
  • Thai massage: A unique blend of stretching, energy manipulation and meditation, it improves flexibility and brings spiritual peace.
In the quest for a more sensual and special massage experience, the erotic massage category opens the doors to a whole new dimension of relaxation:
  • Esalen Massage: This sensual massage creates an intimate connection between body and mind with long, flowing strokes, practiced in the nude for heightened sensory stimulation.
  • Massage Nuru: Involves the use of a unique gel for an intimate Nuru massage, where the masseur uses his or her entire body to massage, offering intense closeness and a gliding experience.
  • Tantric massage: Accentuates intimacy and passion, lending itself perfectly to couples massages for a carnal and connective experience.
  • Erotic massage: Selected for its intimate, sensual approach, it transcends convention to reveal intense, liberating sensations.
Each type of massage has its own specific virtues. It’s a good idea to talk to your massage therapist to choose the massage best suited to your needs and desires.

How to prepare before a massage?

No special preparation is required before your massage. However, to maximize the benefits of your massage, we recommend that you drink plenty of water for 48 hours after the session.
  • Masseur or masseuse preferences: It’s entirely possible to specify your preference for a male or female masseur, depending on your comfort level.
  • Skin conditions: If you have skin irritations, rashes, sunburn, or any other skin condition, you can still receive a massage. Just check with your institute to see if they have any objections. In such cases, it’s also advisable to provide a medical note detailing your condition, to ensure proper treatment.

What does a typical massage appointment look like?

At Massage Adagio, as in most massage parlors, the massage appointment process follows a well-established procedure. On arrival, you’ll be greeted by our receptionist, who will ask you to confirm your details. She’ll tell you the rules to follow to ensure that the massage session goes as smoothly as possible for both you and the masseuse.  During the session, the masseuse will ask you to undress, leaving you free to keep your underwear on if you wish, and then to lie on your back or stomach, depending on your comfort. You’ll have a few minutes to settle in comfortably. Once in the cabin, the therapist will make sure you’re comfortable and can adjust the position, lighting, ambience and music if necessary. After inviting you to take a few deep breaths, the massage begins.

Does the massage therapist massage intimate areas?

The practice of massage on areas such as the buttocks or breasts varies according to the techniques used by each massage therapist. At Massage Adagio, we offer erotic and sensual massages that can include the whole body, aimed primarily at relaxing and putting the customer at ease. It’s important that you feel comfortable during your session. If there are areas of your body that you feel are too intimate to be massaged, please make this clear to your masseur/masseuse before the massage begins. 

Importance and use of essential oils for a massage

Essential oils and massage oils play a crucial role in massage therapy, each possessing unique properties and benefits. They are selected and customized according to the specific needs of each client, to optimize the effects of the massage. When applying essential oils, it is advisable not to rinse them off immediately after massage. Their absorption through the skin maximizes their therapeutic benefits, especially for natural oils, allowing their virtues to be fully deployed.

Dive into a world of relaxation and well-being with Massage Adagio

By choosing the massage that’s right for you, whether it’s for a relaxing break, relieving tension or exploring a unique sensual experience, every massage is an open door to a profound sensory experience. Don’t wait any longer to pamper yourself: book your session at Massage Adagio and get ready to experience an exceptional moment, tailor-made for your needs and desires. Your journey to relaxation begins here.