Massage Aftercare

The following recommendations will help you get the most from your massage treatment.

* Drink plenty of water or herbal teas to help prevent dehydration.

* Limit the amount of drinks containing caffeine so the body can concentrate on healing.

* Eat a light healthy meal so the body can concentrate on healing.

* Rest as much as possible and avoid any strenuous activities.

After treatment you will usually feel relaxed and enjoy the benefits of the treatment. Occasionally though, you may experience a reaction from the treatment, however these are mainly due to the stimulation to the lymphatic system, as the body is re-balancing and cleansing itself.

Any reactions are only temporary and usually disappear with 24/48 hours, leaving you feeling refreshed and full of energy. If for any reason, you feel unsure about the reaction, please don’t hesitate to contact me, so that advice can be given and notes can be made on your consultation form.

More common reactions can include:

* Aching/soreness of muscles
* Tiredness
* Heightened emotional state

Less common reactions can include:

* Headache
* Dizziness or nausea
* Disrupted sleep pattern
* Increased release of mucus in the nose or mouth
* Excessive urination
* Increase in bowel movements
* Erythema (redness of the skin)
* Irritation
* Fatigue
* Hyperactivity
* Change of appetite
* Skin changes

If you should suffer any severe reactions pleaes consult with your GP and notify your therapist so notes can be made on your consultation form.