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. Are you tea/coffe drinker? Aim to drink a glass of water after each drink of tea or coffee you have.
- Avoid heavy meals, instead eat something light.
- Avoid direct exposure to strong sunlight, and do not use sunbeds following the use of any oils. This is especially important if waxes used in your treatment were citrus based e.g. orange.
- Be aware of your posture: try to keep your head aligned with your spine (not too forward), chest open, shoulder blades back, tailbone tucked in.
- 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 – DOMS) may follow. This should dissapear withing 48 hours.
- 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! (Some people may need more or less water this is only general guideline)
- 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.
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