Everyone feels a bit ‘zonked’ after a massage – from knot’s being ironed out, stress drifting away and let’s not forget those relaxing aromas!
That feeling would make anyone want to head straight home and have a nap, but before you shoot off, it’s vital that you receive proper aftercare. Here’s why…
Understand Your Needs
Over the course of your treatment, your therapist will have taken note of any problematic areas in your body.
Although they will have done their absolute best to release the tension, often times stubborn knots will become so deep attached that they needs more than one treatment to be unravelled.
During your aftercare, you’ll learn exactly which of these areas still need addressed so that you can be mindful of them going forward.
Overcome Bad Habits
Whether you have a stressful mind or a knotted back that’s causing you problems, it’s important to be aware that these issues did not come out of nowhere.
By working back the way and thinking about your behaviours in the lead up to the pain, your therapist will help you realise potential bad habits that – if you discontinue – will help to deter any further worsening of your issues.
This will pro-long the benefits of the massage too.
Now you know your situation and the events that have led up to the problems you’re experiencing, you can start being proactive in your response.
During the aftercare process, your therapist will give you expert recommendations on to overcome your issues.
These might range from drinking more water to having a hot bath and, in some cases, to carry out daily stretches.
Hopefully, this article has helped you become more aware of the importance of aftercare following a massage treatment.
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