Here are just a few tips to prolong the health-giving benefits of your massage between sessions. 1. Take time to relax or meditate. Arrange your schedule to include a few 10 minute time periods of peaceful reflection every day. Busy work schedules, home chores, child duties and other busy work can increase tension and stress. Taking a few minutes every day to lower stress and relax your body can increase the benefits received from massage therapy. 2. Drink plenty of purified water. During massage fluid is squeezed from your muscles and circulation is increased. Drinking adequate amount water after a massage session is important to rehydrate your tissues. The water.