So you’ve had your massage, you’re feeling nice and relaxed – what to do now?
You want to make sure the benefits are going to last as long as possible – whether it was a relaxing de-stressing massage to a deep tissue massage relieving you from and knots and tension you had. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of your massage.
I can’t stress this enough!! Getting a massage can help flush out some of the nasty toxins out of your body so we need to have plenty of water to help the body flush them out! Your blood needs water in it to keep it moving and bringing oxygen and nutrients to your muscles and organs. Without adequate water, the lymph system becomes sluggish which can lead to low immunity as well as fatigue, aches and pains. Due to the toxins being flushed out of your system you may feel you need to go to the toilet more frequent – while this is a good thing as your body is doing it’s job it also means that you are loosing water and it needs to be replaced to help the cycle going!
Also after your massage try and drink more water on a daily basis. increasing it by a few glasses. Take into consideration also your amount of coffee, tea’s and alcohol as they wont help your body flushing out the toxins as they are diuretics – which means you loose more fluid than you drink them stopping the body absorbing water effectively therefore your body will struggle to get rid of the toxins!
Remember a few extra glasses of water a day keeps the toxins away 🙂
Have you ever felt light headed after a massage? This could be because your body needs to re-fuel. Try not to have a big meal though before a massage, as lying on a full tummy having someone pressing down on you wont be very pleasant and uncomfortable and then you wont be able to enjoy your relaxing massage. So maybe try having a light snack before or after your massage to over come this?
Now you are feeling more relaxed, your muscles are looser its time to rest up! I know sometimes this can be difficult due to every day life stuff so try to book your massage at a time so when you do get home you can put your feet up – maybe even have a lovely warm relaxing bath ( could add some epsom salts to ease aches and pains ) – enjoy some quiet time by reading anything that helps prolong the feeling of well-being. If you feel like a nap/sleep – go ahead – it’s giving your body time to recover from the massage .
Hopefully these few tips will help you after your massage!