> After Your Visit <
We appreciate your time with us! Our goal is to help enhance your life naturally. After your massage, you should be aware of the beneficial differences you will experience. Here are some tips to help you achieve the best results from your massage.
- You may feel tired after your visit. This is completely normal, so schedule time to rest. Massage relaxes your body and de-stresses your mind. This is your time to recover and get re-balanced. You may want to take a nap or go to bed early.
- You may feel re-energized. It all depends on the type of massage you received and what your objectives were for your massage. You may want to go back to the office to work, to the gym to exercise, or do other planned activities. Massage therapy can be an integral part of your day to help you achieve whatever goals you have for a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
- Drink more water than you normally do for the next 48 hours. During a massage, your circulation increases, improving your cells' metabolic processes. This also increases the wastes that your cells produce. Therefore, drinking water helps flush unwanted toxins and waste products from your body that were stored in your tight, stressed muscles. Without it, the toxins and wastes will redeposit back into your system. Drinking more water is also beneficial to reduce soreness after a massage. Water is a vital part of our bodies, so drinking more is imperative for the overall functioning and wellbeing of your whole body.
- If you had a therapeutic massage that focused on a specific injury or body part, you may experience some tenderness a day or two after your massage. Extensive therapeutic massage work may cause temporary inflammation and soreness, due to the release of lactic acid and other metabolic wastes. This tenderness feels like the soreness you get after exercising. Our clients call it a "good soreness", because they know the massage was effective at releasing their areas that needed attention. If you feel sore, drink more water, apply an ice pack to the area for 20 minutes, do gentle stretches, or take a warm bath with Epsom salts, which will draw the toxins out of your system. Your therapist can advise you with which method is best.
- Please be aware of how your body responds to the massage. Remember to share with your therapist any adverse effects the next time you come in, so that we can continue to help you achieve the most from your massage.