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What To Do After Your Massage

Get the most from your Peak Day Spa Massage

You’ve had a wonderful massage and you feel more relaxed than you have in ages. Your massage therapist will give you some guidance on getting the most out of your massage at the conclusion of your treatment, but it’s easy to be too “blissed out” to retain the info! To receive the greatest benefits from your service, see the recommendations below and save them for future reference.

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Hydrate

Massage increases blood circulation in your muscle tissues. Tight muscles and trigger points may have blocked circulation to certain areas. As a result, these spots may be retaining toxins and water will be very helpful in flushing those toxins out. Your body requires water to flush out lactic acid and metabolic waste that contribute to muscle knots and muscle soreness. It is important to hydrate with water in particular, as opposed to energy drinks, tea, coffee, alcohol, or other beverages. Consuming beverages that are diuretic in nature should definitely be avoided after your massage, as it will result in your body losing more fluids without being refreshed.

A massage’s kneading and rubbing of muscles get fluid flowing out of soft tissues and into your circulatory system, and will then make its way to your kidneys. Consuming water will refresh your soft tissues while helping flush out the toxins that were released.

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Stretch

After your massage therapist has broken up the adhesions in your muscles, your muscles will typically feel much looser and more relaxed. Stretching will help prevent muscles from seizing up and help them retain flexibility. Stretching after a massage helps keep your joints mobile and maintain looseness in muscles and tissues.

Heat

Massage typically provides tremendous relief from tense muscles, pain, or injury. Massage releases tightness in areas that may have been constricted for quite some time. As a result, it is very common to feel some degree of muscle soreness or tightness afterward. While it is tempting to soak in a hot bath after a relaxing massage, this isn’t the best idea. Very hot water will aggravate and increase inflammation. Taking a warm shower or bath is the best way to treat after-massage soreness. Adding Epsom salts to your bath will also help.

Cold

If you’re feeling significant soreness, an ice pack wrapped in a light towel can help reduce inflammation and pain. Use an ice pack on any sore areas for 15 minutes at a time as needed. For the brave, you might consider taking an ice bath to relieve inflammation, alleviate soreness, and boost blood flow.

Eat

Massage not only increases circulation, but it also stimulates digestion. It’s not uncommon to feel hungry or light-headed after a massage. Be sure to have a healthy snack or a light meal after your treatment.

Rest

If you’ve been under a lot of stress, you may feel the need to cry after a massage. Be sure to let the emotion out. You might also feel energized or invigorated from the tension relief. While it is not always possible, it is best to schedule a massage appointment on a day when you can relax after your treatment. This is an ideal time for more self-care. If you feel like sleeping, you should. If you would like to curl up with a good book or binge-watch Netflix, do that. It is important to take time for yourself after your massage.

Herbs

Certain herbs can help promote muscle relaxation and/or reduce inflammation. They can be taken as a capsule, tincture, or tea. These herbs include:

  • black pepper
  • cayenne
  • cinnamon
  • clove
  • garlic
  • ginger
  • turmeric

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CBD

Another great option is to use Peak Day Spa’s CBD line. Enjoy all the amazing benefits of CBD with 0.0% THC! With creams, salves, bath bombs, and tinctures. We have something for everyone to help with soreness.

No stress

Massages reduce the negative effects of stress upon your body. After your massage, avoid interactions with people or situations that will cause you to feel anxious or agitated. This will help you avoid reactions that will undo all the stress-relieving benefits of the massage experience.

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