Although a massage is definitely relaxing and can be good for your health, there are some considerations if it’s your first time. Drink plenty of water in the few days before your massage, although your appointment should be postponed if you have skin irritation, sunburn or a fever. A first appointment generally consists of health questions and an assessment of your level of pain. Let the massage therapist know about any medication you are taking. On the day of the actual massage, always arrive early to ensure a relaxed state, and once the session starts, tell your therapist if you are too hot, cold, uncomfortable, don’t want background music or prefer some body areas covered up. Remember, the experience is meant to be a positive one and if you are thinking of a first time professional massage Scarborough therapists are ready to help you.