Aftercare & stretching
You may also feel or notice some of the following...!
- skin changes (redness/irritation)
- change in appetite
- a 'healing crisis': temporary worsening of symptoms whilst the body self-heals
We recommend that you drink plenty of water for the rest of the day, and avoid tea, coffee and alcohol - anything that will dehydrate you further. After all that rummaging around in the muscles and dislodging of toxins, it's best to flush them out! So you may find yourself going to the bathroom a bit more too.
If you get dehydrated you may also get a headache, and if you have had a neck or shoulder treatment, you may also feel a little headachey if the muscle that connect with the head have been worked on.
A sports massage is a targeted treatment, but the effects can leave your whole body feeling tired. It's ideal to rest for the remainder of the day, so you can feel the full benefits of relaxation.
Thank you for having a treatment with us! Wishing you a relaxed and happy life! Or if you need us again, you know where we are :)
Stretching afterwards and between appointments is a really good way to keep and improve upon the relaxation and mobility work done during a sports massage.
You will most likely have been advised on a couple of stretches specific for your injury, which will have been given or emailed to you. If we didn't, please contact us!
Here are vids a couple of common stretches advised:
Cat/Cow yoga pose: good for shoulders/back. Do for 2-3mins, daily.
Lower back stretch
This one has a countdown of 20 seconds - helpful! Do 3 sets, 3 x daily :)
You can also hold both knees at once for a variation.