Between owning a massage establishment, being a practitioner, and just plain old enjoying getting worked on, I’ve humbly formed a solid basis on the points that can make or break a massage. Some have to do with the intent and skill-set of the practitioner, while others deal with the active role of the patient. As a patient, here are my top tips you can do to get the most out of your session: Leave Your Insecurities at the Door. Whether it’s unshaven legs, clammy feet, or general self doubt about your weight, for the duration of your massage, forget all of that. There’s no need to waste your session worrying.