10 Great Massage Treatment Aftercare Ideas

In today’s modern living we often need to rush from one chore to the next and because of this, it is easy to undo the benefits of a good massage treatment. Here are some tips to help that post-massage feeling last as long as possible:

  1. Be smart
    Try to schedule your massage treatment for the end of the day or on your day off. That way you can go home and relax afterwards;
  2. Turn down the volume
    When driving your car home after a massage treatment, avoid loud rock music and opt for relaxing tunes;
  3. Watch your diet
    When you’ve just had a massage treatment, don’t go and eat a heavy meal. Have something light, a salad or fruit;
    Have something light to eat after your massage treatment
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  4. Stay hydrated
    Most therapists encourage hydration to help flush waste and prevent next-day soreness;
  5. Dress for success
    Dress in comfortable clothing to relax in, so that snug feeling lasts a little bit longer;
  6. Invest in a regular massage therapy session
    It is less stressful to budget for your monthly massage treatment so that it is accounted for;
  7. Avoid strenuous activity
    Immediately after your massage treatment, take it easy. Light stretching is advised if you feel the need to exercise;
  8. Manage your time
    Schedule your massage treatment and facial/hair appointment back to back, this way you can extend your just-for-me time;
  9. Avoid stress
    As much as possible, avoid stressful situations just before and after your massage treatment;
  10. Keep that post-massage feeling
    Go home, dim the lights, put on some nice soft music, rest and relax and treat yourself to a nice bubble bath. You should wait at least two hours before bathing to get maximum benefit from the essential oils which are used in the massage treatment.

Your massage therapist may recommended that you wait 24 hours before doing exercise after a massage treatment. Once your massage has flushed away waste and toxins in the body, you will reap the benefits. If you have any concerns, always feel free to consult your therapist.