Arawan Thai Massage and Spa


After massage

First of all, there are many physical and mental benefits to regular massage therapy. It is relaxing and has a positive effect on your mind, nervous system, muscles and circulation. During massage treatments toxins are expelled from the tissues and the body systems are stimulated to eliminate waste more efficiently. Therefore, please do not be alarmed if you experience some after effects following the treatment because that is normal and a positive sign that your body is responding and starting to balance itself. However, after your massage you will usually feel relaxed and be enjoying the benefits of the treatment, however to gain maximum benefit it’s a good idea to follow a few simple guidelines aftercare for at least 24 hours and preferably 4 hours after you receive your massage.

  • Try to rest and relax for the remainder of the day and avoid any strenuous activity if possible. 
  •  You may experience heightened emotions, perhaps even being tearful. This is due to the release of tension within the body so try to relax and stay calm. 
  • Keep warm as massage and relaxation treatments can make you feel more sensitive to the cold, having some hot drinks could help this out. 
  • Drink plenty of water and/or herbal teas to rehydrate your body, reduce fatigue and to help eliminate toxins from your body. 
  • Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, coffee and fizzy drinks for at least 24 hours, try to drink only water and/or herbal teas. This will help to flush the toxins from your body. 
  • Avoid eating a heavy meal soon after the treatment. Eat light meals for the rest of the day to allow your body to concentrate on healing and encourage detoxification.

Sometimes people experience some aching and tenderness within the muscles for 24 hours or so after a massage. If you do feel a little sore, this is due to the body’s nerves responding to the massage treatment. Do some light gentle stretches or take a warm bath with salts. 

Although, other reactions up to 24-48 hours after treatment may be experienced. 

Headache, dizziness or nausea, disrupted sleeping patterns, Increased release of mucus in the nose or mouth, Increased urination/bowel movements, Increased thirst, Stiffness in muscles, Bruising (Sometimes with deeper pressure and trigger pointing technique). 

In conclusion, These reactions are normal and show that toxins are being expelled from the body, so that it is rebalancing and cleansing itself.

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