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After Treatment Tips

 Do you want to get the most out of your Treatment?

**** Drinking lots of water at least 8 cups (4 bottled waters) before to increase moisture for aiding in the amount of time it takes to assess the muscle layers. and after your massage helps the body to flush the metabolic (body) wastes out quicker through your kidneys.  This helps prevent soreness and is always recommended following a massage. 

     So, you just had a fantastic massage and the next morning you wake up and feel sore and tender, what’s going on? 

Post-Massage Tenderness 

     Massage causes a release of metabolic (body) wastes; like dead blood cells, built up lactic acid and other materials; that are stored in your muscles and other soft tissues (skin, fat, fascia). Massage increases your blood and lymph circulation, bringing fresh oxygenated blood and nutrients to your muscles and other soft tissues. During this process your muscles are worked out; much like exercising; to help lengthen your muscles, work out trigger points and flush out the wastes from the soft tissues in your body. 

Being sore and tender for a short period of time (1-3 days) is very normal. It’s a result of all the waste products being removed and filtered through your body, and your muscles being massaged, kneaded and stretched. 

Most people find after the first few massages, the soreness and tenderness are less and less, as your body gets used to the massages.  

You may also try: Ice, Heat or an Epsom Salts bath after your massage to help ease sore areas and tenderness. 

Directions for An Epsom Salts Bath 

     Simply add two cups of Epsom salts to your bath water and soak for at least 12 minutes. 

     There are many different brands of Epsom salts, although they are all the same chemically. Epsom salts can be bought at most drug stores. 

     Epsom salt is rich in both magnesium and sulfate. While both magnesium and sulfate are poorly absorbed through the stomach, studies show increased magnesium levels just from soaking in a bath with Epsom salts! Magnesium and sulfate are both easily absorbed through the skin. Sulfates play an important role in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. They stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and are thought to help detoxify the body of medicines and environmental contaminants. 

Health Benefits of Epsom Salt: 

  • Improved heart and circulatory health, helps prevent hardening of the arteries, reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure. 

  • Improved ability for the body to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes. 

  • Flushed toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances. 

  • Improved nerve function by electrolyte regulation. Also, calcium is the main conductor for electrical current in the body, and magnesium is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood. 

  • Relieves stress. Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well-being and relaxation. 

  • Reduced inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps. 

  • Improved oxygen use. 

  • Improved absorption of nutrients. 

  • Improved formation of joint proteins, brain tissue and mucin proteins. 

  • Prevention or easing of migraine headaches.