When you book a massage, you likely have a specific reason for doing so and an outcome you expect to experience. For example, you might be dealing with a sore back and the desired outcome is less pain in this area. However, what you might not know is that your body can react in a variety of unexpected ways during your massage, which may seem a little disconcerting. This is especially true if you're having your first massage or you're relatively inexperienced in this area. The good news is that your therapist has likely experienced just about every sort of reaction from clients, so you don't need to feel embarrassed. Here are some unexpected things you may experience and how to deal with them.
Drooling might be the last thing you expect to experience during a massage, but it can happen with ease. When you're relaxed and lying on your front with your face held by the massage table's head support, your mouth can often fall open. If you're too relaxed to swallow repeatedly, it's possible that you'll drool a little on the floor. You may be mortified to realize that this has occurred, but it's no big deal. Simply bring the issue to your therapist's attention and ask if you can have a tissue to wipe it up.
Many people fall asleep during their massage. This is especially true if they've made their appointment with the goal of relaxing, as the therapist's approach will be gentle and slow. You might feel a little uncomfortable when you wake up and realize that you've dozed off, but this isn't a sign of disrespect to the therapist. In fact, therapists will often be glad to see that you've fallen asleep, as it shows that you've been able to thoroughly relax during the session.
When you relax thoroughly, it's easy to pass a little gas — and this may make you instantly mortified. It can also be easy to pass gas during an abdominal massage, as the therapist's touch can affect your digestive system. You don't need to make a big deal about passing gas or apologize at length. Simply stating, "Pardon me" or "Excuse me" will be more than enough to deal with the situation properly. Don't forget, you're probably not the first person to pass gas on the massage therapist's table — and it's unlikely that you'll be the last, either.
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