Before a deep tissue massage, it is advised to avoid certain activities. Firstly, it is recommended to refrain from consuming alcohol, although drinking water is acceptable.

Additionally, it is best to avoid sunbathing as it may lead to skin inflammation and irritation, especially if one experiences a sunburn. Another suggestion is to refrain from eating a large meal prior to the massage.

Moreover, it is advisable not to apply lotion or topical medication on the body. Lastly, it is recommended to avoid taking prescription pain medication before the deep tissue massage.