If you’ve never been for a massage before, we’ve outlined the entire process in our latest blog.
Typically, you should expect your therapist to recommend not eating directly before the process and drinking lots of water throughout the day. They’ll also suggest giving yourself a lot of time to get to the centre, as rushing at the last minute isn’t going to help with your stress levels.
Once you’ve arrived, your therapist will run through your health history, asking you about medical conditions, pain and discomfort levels on various days, areas that concern you the most and what has helped reduce your pain – and worsen it – in the past.
You will then be taken to a massage table which is covered by either a large towel or a white sheet. The environment will be set up to maximise your ability to stay calm; for instance, there will most likely be soothing music playing in the background and a warm temperature to help your muscles relax. Your therapist will check that the conditions are suitable for you before continuing, while also making sure your body is relaxed enough to begin.
The first process of a back massage for men often involves applying oil to the entire surface. Jojoba, coconut and grapeseed oils are all possible options, and the therapist will use gliding movements to spread them across your skin, never breaking the contact.
Once the liquid has been applied thoroughly, they will use a series of shorter, circular strokes, pushing down with greater pressure than beforehand. It will be similar to a kneading technique, enhancing the circulation of your blood. This usually starts from your waist and moves upwards, with the therapist using their palms, fingertips or possibly knuckles. Following this, they will move onto more percussive strokes, often using cupped hands.
At the end of this massage for men in Dubai, the therapist will leave the room to allow you to dress in privacy. Based on the massage you have opted for, the therapist might recommend some post-massage care.
Are you ready to try your first massage? We recommend a Back Massage for your first massage experience – book yours today by calling 04 3709706 or using the form provided.