In order to gain maximum benefit from your Massage Treatment, it is advisable as part of your aftercare routine, that 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 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.
- 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 massage. In some cases, muscle ace (the same that 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 that you follow this 3 steps:
Hydration – Make sure that you drink 1.5 – 2 liters of water every day!
Stretching – I highly recommend that you visit this channel on YouTube for some simple examples of how to stretch.
Beginners – Start with creating your exercise spot in the house, somewhere where you will be able to exercise for up to 10 minutes uninterrupted. Visit this website for some simple home workouts ideas.
Intermediate – Join a class or a club to move more. Try various sports before you commit to one.
Advanced – Have you thought about joining Cheltenham Crossfit box? Click here for more information.
Useful tools that can help you feel better: