Treatment completed. Your mind and body are in a calm softened state. What can you do to enhance the treatment even more after you leave the clinic?
Hydrate well – Your muscles and lymphatic system have an increased waste removal work load after a massage, a good increased work load. Staying well hydrated will assist in the process of waste elimination. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.
Go for a short walk – You’ve been laying down for an hour (or more), give the body an opportunity for gentle movement to awaken your senses again and realign itself from the massage treatment.
Breathe deeply – Allow the expansion of all those intricate muscles around the chest, abdomen and upper back that may have been included in the treatment.
Stay warm – Heat enhances blood flow and circulation which will help your body to eliminate waste from the muscles massaged during your massage.
Eat to nourish – Massage stimulates digestive processes, try to eat to give your body nourishing fuels by staying away from highly processed foods. Go for nutrient rich options such as –
Nuts. Fatty Fish. Dark Leafy Greens. Whole Grains.
Turmeric and Ginger have high anti-inflammatory properties which are especially great after a massage.
Warm Epsom Salt Bath – Soak and relax. In water Epsom Salts break down into magnesium and sulfate helping to ease any muscle aches or inflammation you may have after a remedial massage. If you don’t have a bath you can soak your feet and still receive the effects of the magnesium and sulfate.
Bath 2 cups of Epsom Salts, soak for 15-20 minutes.
Bucket ¼ cup Epsom Salts, soak your feet for 15-20 minutes.
Rest – Your body will be busy over the next 24 hours after a massage by healing, rejuvenating and removing waste. Try not to do anything overly strenuous to give your body time to take on the massage treatment benefits.
Contact me – If after your massage anything comes up that doesn’t feel right please reach out to me. I would rather you contact me and we discuss what your feeling, if it’s normal or offer home care suggestions to help.