this a question you may want to ask your self. Hopefully your
therapist will ask you the same question.
The answer is going to depend on a few things.
Such as the time of day. Are you getting the massage
in the morning or beginning of your day, midday during a lunch break or later
in the day when all you want to do is go home and veg.
Or maybe your going to a sporting event or a show later
and you don't want to fall asleep.
In the beginning of your day you might be on your way to work or
some event. You may not want to walk out after the session with
that “feel like jello” feeling. Same goes for a midday session. Maybe
your on a break and you have to go back to work. At the end of your
day when there is nothing left for you to do but lay around is when you
want to be as relaxed as you can be.
Depending on how you want to feel is going to dictate how the
massage therapist conducts the session. Certain strokes have a
more calming effect on your nervous system while others have
a stimulating effect. Even the way the therapist starts you off,
lying face down or up, will effect the overall sense of relaxation.
So, at your next massage session, let the therapist know if you
have something else to do after the session. That way they can
make adjustments to their routine to help you feel the way you
want to feel.