What do I do if I feel sore after my massage?
After a deep tissue massage, you may feel a little sore the following day; this is normal. Folks often feel sore after a hardy deep tissue massage before they feel relief. If the soreness persists longer than 2 days, please inform me. We may need to adjust the pressure or therapy used for your next session.
*continue to drink water (a sports drink is good too, especially if you are active)
*use a heating pad or take a hot shower/bath (a bath w/ Epsom salts helps to draw toxins from your body & sooth sore muscles; add aromatherapy as desired)
*warm your muscles up (5-10 min of brisk movement)
*stretch! - hold for 30 -60 sec., repeat stretch 2-3 times before moving onto another.
* following heat, always use ICE
- this is to clear any possible inflammation
After 2 days, should you still feel discomfort, heat is recommended, but I always say use whichever therapy gives you the most relief.
If you are sore for more than 2 days, please notify me at the time of you next appointment so we can make appropriate adjustments to your pressure.
~ Following these steps will get you feeling better in no time.