After the massage, there may be some unfavorable physical and emotional manifestations related to the natural healing processes that take place in the body as a result of the massage, and they should last within 12 to 48 hours:
- Due to the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system and the dilation of blood vessels, blood pressure drops, as a result of mechanical action, peripheral blood vessels and capillaries dilate, and more blood is directed into the internal organs, muscles and other soft tissues of the body. This can cause a slight deterioration in the blood supply to the brain and may cause tiredness, drowsiness and dizziness.
- The detoxification processes in the body caused by massage can be accompanied by nausea and headaches. In this case, the waste deposits in the tissues are released into the bloodstream so that they can be expelled from the body.
- Muscle soreness
- Increased need to urinate and more active bowel function due to intensified metabolism and excretion of waste products
- Anxiety or the release of emotions, which are often associated with the tensions that have accumulated in the muscles, and when they are alleviated, the emotions “hidden” are also released.
- Allergic reaction to any of the ingredients of the massage product or reddening of the skin and an increase in temperature due to friction and dilation of the capillaries.
Recommendations for the post-massage period (12-48 hours):
- Drink plenty of fluids, clean water is best, avoid caffeinated beverages, alcohol and other stimulants.
- Prefer light meals and avoid fatty and indigestible foods.
- Rest and let your body adjust to the healing processes that have begun, avoid a lot of physical exertion on the same day and do not go to the sauna.
- Suitable for light physical activity, such as walking and staying in the fresh air, to avoid drafts and colds.