Aftercare - Your Body Matters

Our advice on aftercare is just as important to us as it is to you.

What should you do after your massage to ensure you derive the maximum benefit and aid recovery?

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    Drink plenty of water to remove toxins that are released during a massage. You may notice a change to your urine frequency and colour for a short time.

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    Don’t over-push yourself after the massage as it is not unusual to feel tired and sleepy.

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    If you are worried about anything after a treatment please contact us. We welcome your call and feedback and use this to help you further – Your treatment continues with us even after leaving the clinic.

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    Any soreness should fade after twenty-four to thirty-six hours. The muscles that were tight should remain noticeably more relaxed for four to fourteen days, depending on stress, activity level, and severity of pain prior to beginning massage therapy.

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    If kinesiology taping has been used keep it on for a few days or until it becomes itchy or uncomfortable. In some cases it can cause a skin reaction. It’s ok to get the tape wet during showers etc but never dry tape with a hair dryer.

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    Remember and comply with advice given regarding stretching or strengthening exercises etc. If you forget or need clarification please contact us.

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    Undertake regular stretches – a little before a workout, and more fully once the muscle is warm after a workout. The general recommendation is to hold stretches for 30 seconds.

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    Self check for tender areas – be aware of your body, watch your posture and correct yourself!

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    Try to reduce your stress levels as this leads to body tension.

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    Don’t stand or sit in the same position for long periods – especially cross-legged or hunched over a computer. The body likes movement and does not cope well in fixed positions where muscles are tense.

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