Please find below some aftercare advice that I would recommend after a massage
Advice following a body massage
- It is always a good idea to sit for a few minutes and not rush about after a massage, which induces what can be quite a relaxed state. Rest as much as possible and avoid strenuous exercise in the next few hours.
- Very heavy meals should be avoided; a light snack is preferable so your digestive system is not overloaded. All of this will enable your body to use its energy for the natural healing process if it is needed.
- Toxins can be released after massaging tight muscles; sometimes muscles can feel quite sore. These aches and pains will pass quickly and they can be helped by taking a warm bath or shower.
- Occasionally you may experience a slight headache which will soon pass.
- Drink plenty of water, well diluted fruit juice if you prefer or drink herbal teas to reduce toxic reaction.
- It is advisable not to drink alcohol for a few hours after a treatment. Try not to smoke or reduce the amount you smoke for a few hours.
- Keep yourself warm.
- Try and relax, if you do not have to go back to work it is a good idea to have some fresh air beforehand. If possible have a quiet evening.
- Take extra care whilst driving and in the tasks you are performing (at home and at work) your reactions may be slower
Advice following a deep tissue massage
- Follow all advice for a body massage
- It is usual to feel tender for a few days afterwards.
- Cold/Warm compresses will help soothe muscles as do baths and showers.