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Post-massage advice

Post-massage advice

1. How you may feel after your massage

  • Tired or sleepy
  • Flu-like feeling
  • Tender or sore on certain massaged areas
  • Emotion changes

2. Self-care after your massage

  • Sip water throughout the day
  • Rest well
  • Dynamic Stretching for warm-up with Static Stretching after the exercise
  • Heat Pack for chronic pain/tension for 10-15mins daily
  • Ice Pack for acute injury or inflammation within 24 hours for 10-15 mins every 1-2 hours
  • Foam roller to roll big muscles e.g. lower back and use a tennis ball for small muscles e.g. neck; and use a golf ball to roll feet.
  • Relaxing breathing exercise 4-7-8, i.e. 4 seconds breathing-in, 7 seconds – holding breath and 8 seconds breathing-out.

3. Things to avoid after your massage

  • Hard physical activities
  • Alcohol, caffeine and sugary drink
  • Mood swing