What should I do
after the session?
Anytime you get a massage the practitioner is mechanically going into the tissue, breaking up adhesions, increasing blood flow, and assisting the lymphatic system in helping remove toxins and other metabolic wastes from the body. The toxins can settle back into the tissue and cause soreness or run to the brain and cause headache or even flu like systems. The best way to prevent this from happening is to:
- DRINK LOTS OF WATER!!! Flush the toxins! You don’t want them anyway. Drink more then you think
- Take a warm bath. A bath in epsom salt, baking soda, and sea salt ( about 1 cup of each) or a bath in apple cider vinegar ( approx. 1 pint). This will assist the body in removing toxins and any physical soreness that resides after the treatment.
- Apply Ice. Sometimes acute soreness/swelling can occur in an injury or chronic pain site. You can apply an ice pack to areas of excessive swelling to reduce the sensation.
- Rest: Get some sleep. Capitilize on the relaxing benifits of massage. Deeper, more resorative sleep is one of the best benifits of massage.
- REMEMBER! One of the greatest benifits of massage is increased circulation. You might feel great and want to go out and do some serious sports but that can be dangerous.