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6 Ways to Relieve Soreness After Massage

How to Relieve Sore Muscles After A Massage
Soreness is common after Deep Tissue Massage treatment

Why Do I Feel Sore After Massage?

You might feel sore after a massage. This is common for clients who are very sensitive, have not had massage before, not had treatment for a while or received Deep Tissue Massage. Soreness is in fact a part of the healing process.

Massage Therapy is an effective treatment that promotes blood and nutrients to flow to your muscles and encourages toxins to leave your tissues. After treatment there may be soreness from the inflammation in the areas of your body that were treated. Your body has been stimulated to heal itself.

The parts of your body that need the most healing might feel sore and if this is your first massage, you might discover just how much tension you have been carrying around. Regular massage therapy treatment has long term beneficial effects and you will find that your soreness after treatments will lessen.

6 Ways To Relieve Soreness After Massage:

  1. Stay Hydrated Drink plenty of water before and after your massage. This will flush out the toxins that have been released by your body.

  2. Stretch Your natural instinct might be to guard the soreness in your body. Gentle stretching is actually the action that will improve your circulation and flexibility as well as release that last bit of muscle tension.

  3. Rest Invest some time in yourself after your massage so you will get the best results. Schedule some time to rest after treatment and try to mindfully take it easy for the rest of the day.

  4. Cold Therapy After your massage your RMT will have provided guidance about after care at home. If cold therapy was recommended here's how to do it: How: Use ice cubes (in ziplock), cold pack, frozen peas/corn. Put In a thin towel, damp on one side. Put damp side directly on skin. Do not lie on it. Time: 12 - 15 minutes (no more, no less). Wait 90-120 minutes to re-apply.

  5. Heat Therapy After your massage your RMT will have provided guidance about after care at home. If heat therapy was recommended here's how to do it: How: Use electric heating pad, or re-heatable pad. Moderate heat, do not burn skin. Do not lie on it. Put it on you. Time: 5 - 15 minutes. If you get stiff 15-20 minutes after taking it off, use cold instead!

  6. Topical Treatment You might want to use a muscle rub after treatment. BioFreeze Professional is an effective icy rub and is available at our clinic. There are many effective rubs available at most pharmacies and health stores.

Talk to your Therapist

Your therapist is trained to provide you with safe, effective treatment. Remember that you should speak up at any time during your massage if the pressure is too much. Your comfort is taken into account during your treatment.

You Are In Control Massage Therapy provides proven health benefits for many sore, painful conditions and is recommended to add to your health routine. Regular treatment can minimize post-massage soreness and specific home care routines will help with that too.

You can try treatment with different therapists but remember to talk to your therapist, they really want to help you!

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