What to expect after your amazing massage



After your massage, you’ll be feeling relaxed, your blood will be flowing and your muscles should feel like jello. Your massage therapist will mention why it’s important to drink plenty of water after a massage but you might be so relaxed at that moment that you won’t completely take it all in. You’ll want to hang onto that wonderful post massage feeling as long as possible.


HERE ARE SOME USEFUL ‘AFTER A MASSAGE’ TIPS AND FACTS TO KNOW THAT WILL ENSURE EXTENDED BENEFITS FROM YOUR MASSAGE SESSION.


1. SKIP YOUR LATTE, GRAB YOUR WATER BOTTLE

Massage gets your blood circulating and begins to release built-up toxins. As your therapists loosens your muscles those toxins loosen up and start making their way toward your liver and other organs. Staying hydrated prior to and after a massage will help flush out the toxins and waste products your now improved circulation has moving through your body. Caffeine after a massage can be counterproductive to the muscles that were just worked on. So – if you are a coffee drinker, get your caffeine fix in prior to your massage. Water (or Herbal tea) will help keep your newly energized circulation moving at an appropriate pace, and help you hold onto that ‘fresh massage’ feeling longer. Drink more water after a massage than you normally would, to provide the hydration your body will need to flush the newly moving toxins out.

2. FEELING SORE? ADD ICE

Your massage therapist just released your tight muscles. Deep-rooted muscle tension often requires some deep muscle work that might leave you feeling a little tender or sore after a massage. Stay away from icy-hot or other products that produce heat, the muscles are already inflamed after the deep massage session, heat will only inflame the muscles more. The best way to treat sore muscles, post massage, is to apply some ice to the area for a quick 10-15 minutes to decrease soreness.

3. FUEL YOUR BODY

A massage session is like jump starting your car – only you are jump starting some of your body’s primary systems. After a massage your body will be firing on all cylinders and you’ll want to provide the necessary fuel. Massage. The release of the ‘feel good’ endorphins will have you feeling a natural high. You may also be feeling a bit tired, and maybe a little light headed, grab a snack to give yourself an added energy boost.