You may notice profound changes in your body and mind. You could have some or all of the following reactions. The majority of the reactions you will experience are pleasant, but some can be unpleasant, especially if you are new to massage, or if your body is very stressed. Any discomfort should be short lived, and over a period of time and regular treatment, negative reactions should diminish as your body balances itself.
You may feel generally sleepy or tired. Take care if you will be driving or working.
You may feel a little warm due to your improved circulation.
You may notice an increase in urination due to the body releasing toxins and the stimulation of the lymphatic system.
You may experience muscle soreness for 24 – 48 hours after a massage, especially after deep tissue work.
This is a natural by-product of deep tissue massage and the processing of released toxins. As the soreness subsides, you should feel relief from muscular tension.
You may feel energized; and your concentration and productivity may improve.
You will probably feel less stressed and more relaxed.
You may notice an improvement in sleep patterns.