Increase your water intake to assist the body’s detoxification process. Drinking extra water also seems to help reduce soreness and fatigue after a massage.
Have a suitable rest period after the treatment; allow the body to heal and settle. If you can, take a nap or get in bed early.
Cut down on consumption of stimulates (alcohol, coffee, tea) for at least 12 hours after the treatment: they will dehydrate you, or could place an added burden on your liver.
Avoid eating a heavy or spicy mean after massage; eating light for the rest of the day will allow your body to concentrate on natural healing and encourage detoxification.
If you do feel sore, or think that you might, stretch gently in a hot shower or take a warm bath with Epson salts.
Schedule your next appointment. Regular sessions will help restore and maintain good health and well being. Remember, prevention is better than cure; regular treatment can help prevent your future stress from accumulating. You should consider massage appointments a necessary piece f your health and wellness plan, especially if your life is filled with stress.