After Care Advice

In order to gain maximum benefit from your massage treatment, it is advisable as part of your aftercare routine, you follow the steps over the next 24 hours:

  • Drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins. Aim to drink two glasses of water after each drink of tea or coffee.
  • Don’t drink alcohol or smoke for the next 24 hours; massage aims to detoxify the body thus alcohol and smoking are counter-productive as they increase the levels of toxins in the body.
  • Avoid heavy meals, instead eat something light and healthy.
  • Do not shower or bathe directly after a treatment for at least 6 – 8 hours. The essential oils used, need to penetrate the skin in order to be absorbed into the system to achieve optimum results. Also, avoid the sauna & steam rooms.
  • Avoid direct exposure to strong sunlight, and do not use sunbeds following the use of any oils.
  • Be aware of your posture.

Most importantly:

  • If you are having post-injury treatments keep moving (slowly) and rest when needed in order to assist the healing process.
  • You may experience a feeling of tiredness or fatigue following a massage. In some cases, muscle ache (the same as you may feel after a workout) may follow.
  • You may feel emotional. It’s quite natural to feel tearful.
  • Increased urination or flu-like symptoms (a runny nose, coughing) may be experienced, but these will be temporary as the body re-balances itself.

 


If you would like to increase your wellbeing make sure you follow these 3 steps:

  • Hydration  – Make sure you drink 1.5 – 2 litres of water every day!
  • Stretching – I highly recommend that you visit this channel on YouTube for some simple examples of how to stretch.
  • Exercise learn more about the ways we can support you in your fitness journey.

Useful tools that can help you feel better:

Office chair cushion/wage 

BackJoy SitSmart Posture Plus

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