After A Deep Tissue Massage What To Do – 4 Helpful + Important Tips

 

Deep Tissue Massage Important Tips

Now that you have taken the time to relax, relieve stress, and have "me" time, you may be unsure what to do next to extend the massage benefits.

Ahead you start stressing what to do after your session, here are 4 important tips that massage experts recommend.

Tip#1: Eat Light And Hydrate

Avoid coffee, alcohol, sodas, or tea when recovering from a deep massage.

Diuretics such as caffeine and alcohol cause you to lose more fluid than you gain if you drink them, and you do not stay hydrated. Instead, stick to water until you have fully recovered and let your body get rid of the toxins.

And with the acceleration of the circulatory system and the digestive system. However, it is not good to have a large meal directly before or after a massage. Whether you eat before or after a massage, a snack is enough to get a fuel boost. However, it would be helpful if you ate an hour before or an hour after the massage.

Tip#2: Bath

A warm bath can assist soothe the body after a deep massage. Epsom salts, available in most supermarkets, can also relieve pain by adding magnesium sulphate to the bath at low prices. Magnesium is absorbed through the skin, while the warm water opens the blood vessels, boosting blood circulation. If you don't have a bath, take a warm shower.

However, do not let the water get too hot, you risk inflammation including swelling. If you have inflammation, ice the area with a cold pack wrapped in a cloth. Apply the ice to the swollen or inflamed area for ten minutes and then remove it for ten minutes.

The reason for this is that the cold narrows the blood vessels, which helps to reduce blood flow to the area, but if you do it too long, the body opens the blood vessels to encourage blood flow.

Tip#3: Welcome Feelings

It’s ordinary to feel all sorts of emotions during and after a massage. It is fine to cry even though you feel refreshed or energized. Massage stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system and helps to lower the levels of the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol. It increases the levels of dopamine and serotonin, especially the feel-good hormone oxytocin or the "hug" or "love hormone." And yet it is still okay to cry. Afterward, you feel so much better.

Tip#$: Rest

After a massage you feel more relaxed, your muscles are looser and you are calm and satisfied. Nevertheless, you should not do any energetic work or activities after a massage. Although some things are unavoidable, you should perhaps plan the massage if you know that you can go home afterward.

If you are tired after a massage and need to sleep, do it. If you need to stretch out on the couch, do it. Take this time to relax and let your body recover, repair, and get itself back on its feet. You can always do other things later, especially your training program. The next day you can do sports again.

Final Thought

Now, these are just a handful of tips to consider as you enjoy your deep massage. Although, these tiny things can go a long way. If you have any questions or concerns about the after-effects of a massage, talk to your massage therapist. And if you have had an extraordinary healing experience, you can gladly book another session.

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