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  • Karen Stoner, LMT

20 Massage Tips for (the rest of) 2020 #7

Imagine the scene: You have had a long stressful day. You finally make it to your massage and all you want to do is relax and let someone squeeze and push all the tension out of your body. The room is dark and calm. The gentle music twinkles and floats. The faint smell of lavender drifts through the air. You are just drifting off into a calm and relaxed sleep, and then - BUZZ - BUZZ - BUZZ! You forgot to turn off your phone and someone is messaging you the latest cat meme. Even though our phones are our lifelines to everything, too much of a good thing isn't always good. Our phones are wonderful for keeping in touch and staying informed, but they can also be stressful when they interrupt us. Just from a simple notification, it is hard to tell if it is a celebrities' Instagram-ed dinner, or a real emergency, so that buzz can undo all the relaxation you have tried to achieve with your massage.

The best thing to do, when you come in for your massage, is to completely turn off your phone. Even if you put it on silent, it can still buzz. I know it can be hard (I'm the type of person who if I turn my phone off, I'll forget to turn it back on!) but it is one small thing that you can do to ensure that your massage is as distraction-free as possible.

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