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Massage Aftercare

Massage is an aid to the body’s natural mechanisms to release stresses, which have built up over a period of time.

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 12 - 24 hours:

  • Drink plenty of water and herbal infusions to help flush out toxins; massage aids the removal of toxins from the body. You should always drink a glasses of water after each drink of tea or coffee, even when a massage hasn't been performed.

  • Don't drink alcohol or smoke for the next 24 hours; massage aims to detoxify the body -alcohol and smoking are counter-productive as they increase the levels of toxins within the body.

  • Avoid heavy meals so the body can concentrate on healing the muscle rather than digesting foods. It is normal to have a gain in apatite after a massage. 

  • The essential oils used, need to penetrate the skin in order to be absorbed into the system to achieve optimum results. Avoid showering, bathing, sauna or steam rooms 6 - 8 hours to avoid washing them off if possible. 

  • If exposed to  strong sunlight or sun beds following the use of any oils then please remove them to avoid sunburn.

  • Be aware of your posture.

  • Rest as much as possible in order to assist the healing process.

  • You may experience a feeling of tiredness or fatigue following massage. In some cases, headaches may follow.

  • You may feel emotional. It’s quite natural to feel tearful.

  • Increased urination or flu-like symptoms (runny nose, coughing) may be experienced, but these will be temporary as the body re-balances itself.

  • Stretch before and after exercises.

Any other personalised advice or guidance given by your therapist is very important to follow to achieve a the MAXIMUM results.

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