Professional Sports & Holistic Massage Therapies in Bishop's Castle & Newtown
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Aftercare Advice 

Following a treatment, it is highly advisable to allow your body to respond to the effects of a massage in order to achieve the best results. 

I recommend that you  : - 


  • Drink plenty of water before and after a treatment. This ensure that your body is hydrated and body work can be more effective. Post treatment, this will help the lymph and circulatory system to remove waste products from your body.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol for 24 hours.
  • Avoid sunbeds and artificial UV lights.            
  • Do not have a hot bath following a massage.
  • Avoid exercise for 12 hours.

Sometimes people may experience the following effects after a massage. These are sometimes referred to as a 'healing crisis', as your body readjusts.


  • Some redness/soreness on some muscles, especially where deep work was carried out. This should ease after a day. 
  • Headaches. It is important to make sure you keep hydrated during this time. 
  • Flu/cold like symptoms. These again will pass and are your body's reaction to the flushing out of toxins/metabolic waste. 
  • A sense of elation/hyperactivity - this is your body’s reaction to nerve senses being activated by the massage.
  • Increased urination. Again, this will be due to toxins/metabolic waste being flushed out, along the increase in your intake of water. 


If you are concerned about any of these effects after your massage, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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