We want you to have the most enjoyable and therapeutic massage at our clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. While getting a massage isn't rocket science, there are a few things you can do to make sure you get the most benefit out of your massage.
Massage Aftercare Instructions for The Wellness Hub in Jacksonville, Florida:
1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate - Massage helps to activate your body's detoxification pathways including the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system needs enough pure water to work properly and remove waste. Before and after a massage, emphasize drinking pure water or herbal teas, and avoid caffeine or alcohol - which are dehydrating. A good rule of thumb for proper hydration is to drink ½ of your body weight in ounces per day (so if you weigh 150 pounds, you drink 75 ounces per day). Obviously, certain medical conditions require different hydration needs, so you should always check with your doctor or medical professional about your unique water intake needs.
2. Make Epsom Salt Your Friend - A nice warm bath is very soothing after a massage, particularly with Epsom Salts. Epsom Salts are Magnesium Sulfate, which is a natural muscle relaxer. They are also wonderful at drawing out toxins in the body, as is massage, so it will enhance this effect. You can get Epsom Salts at most grocery stores or pharmacies.
Epsom Salt Soak Recipe After Massage
2 Cups Epsom Salt
15-20 Minute Soak, Before Bed
3. Mind Your Posture and Your Activities - After your massage, you’re likely feeling great! Notice if any common activities or ways you hold or move your body seem to aggravate your muscles after a massage. Perhaps it’s time for a new chair or computer desk? This would be a good time to start a new stretching routine or pick-up an abandoned one in order to make the results of your massage last!
Side Effects of Massage - You may feel a little sore after a massage. Getting a massage is kind of like working out your muscles, but passively. So it’s normal to feel a little soreness, which should dissipate after a day or so. It is similar to getting back into the gym after not working out for a while - you'll feel a little sore!
Epsom salt baths are helpful for this and you can also use a natural topical pain reliever and/or a warm heating pad until it feels better. We recommend and carry Evil Bone Water, a Chinese Medicine topical liniment for increasing circulation and relieving inflammation. This is a great complementary product to use after your massage to relieve any residual soreness and help to relieve muscle tension and pain in general.
If you're in the Jacksonville, Florida area and are looking for a great therapeutic massage experience, we look forward to seeing you soon. You can book online now or call us at 904-512-7551.
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