What to expect after the massage:
• No matter if you have a 30, 60 or 90 minute massage… Take your time getting off the table. Immediately after the massage you may feel light headed or dizzy. We have water available after your massage to help you rehydrate. Please feel free to sit for a few minutes to reconnect and ground yourself before leaving.
• Look forward to a feeling of relaxation and rejuvenation.
•You may feel more energy, focus, greater productivity, heightened awareness of your body and self.
•Possible soreness may be there. If it lasts longer than 1-2 days, please let us know at the next appointment so we can adjust the massage accordingly.
•Increase in circulation, range of motion, mobility, and ability to sleep. All wonderful things.
•Decrease in stress, pain, stiffness, and tension, thankfully!
Plus, check out these simple post-massage self care recommendations:
•Ice any areas that are sore or uncomfortable for 15-20 minutes 2 or more hours apart. Ideally use a bag of ice or an ice pack, not frozen vegetables. Make sure there is a barrier between your skin and the ice (a pillow case or kitchen towel work great!).
•Drink 2-3 more glasses of water than you normally drink in a day. Water is key to flush all the toxins out of your body that get loosened up by the massage. A key benefit!
•Go for a calming walk.
•Stretch before you go to bed and when you wake up to get the circulation going and keep muscles loose.
•And always call your massage therapist if you have any questions or concerns.