Aftercare Advice

  • Drink plenty of water and herbal teas to help your body flush out the toxins released after the treatment, speed up the process of recovery and reduce possible symptoms
  • Avoid strenuous activity or exercise for the rest of the day and rest as much as possible
  • Try to avoid hot spicy food, heavy meals, alcohol, caffeine, stimulating drinks or smoking for at least 24 hrs after the treatment in order to help the healing process within the body
  • Hot showers or baths should be avoided straight after a massage, as leaving any oils on the body for as long as possible will enhance the effects of the treatment
  • Avoid sunbeds or direct sun exposure if certain essential oils have been used (Aromatherapy), due to their phototoxic properties, if your therapist will advice you so

Following your massage treatment you may experience over the next few days some of the symptoms:

  • Sleepy & fatigued or deeply relaxed
  • Energized
  • Cold-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Increased sweating
  • Increased thirst and urination
  • Stuffy, blocked or running nose
  • Stiffness or achy muscles
  • Heightened emotions (high or low)
  • Break out in spots (temporarily)
  • Sounder sleep

As everyone is different and may react differently to a treatment, these symptoms are quite normal and are a good sign that the treatment is working. This is known as “a healing crisis”. This is due to the toxins being released after the massage. Those symptoms are usually only minor and will usually pass in 24 hrs, after which you should feel calmer with a greater sense of well-being.

If you feel concerned about anything following your treatment, do not hesitate to call us for advice. If however, you cannot reach me and you feel poorly in any way or your symptoms worsen, always call your GP for an advice.