So you’ve already decided to book your relaxing massage with Pure Spa. Here are 6 steps to maximize your massage and get the most out of your experience:
1. Drink Water
After your massage, drink plenty of water throughout the next few days. Your body is releasing toxins and metabolic waste in the two to three days after your massage, and you’ll need to replenish your fluids. Doing so will keep you from feeling fatigued.
Eat light foods and try to rest after your massage treatment. Massage is a tool for healing, and when you allow yourself to rest, you increase the therapeutic benefits of the massage and promote healing throughout your entire body. Rest will aid in your body’s overall repair and regeneration.
3. Don’t Stress
If possible, do not engage in any stressful activities. That includes your gym workouts; try to avoid lifting weights after a deep tissue massage in order to avoid stressing your muscles.
4. Enjoy The Ongoing Effects
Oils from your treatment are left on your body. Relish in the feeling of your skin as they continue to moisturize, and take deep breaths of the calming scents.
5. Soak In The Tub
Take a hot bath with Epsom salts. Named for a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England, Epsom salt is not actually salt. It’s a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Long known as natural remedies for a number of ailments, magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin. This makes Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to help flush toxins from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.
For a detoxifying bath, add two cups of Epsom salt to the water in your bathtub and soak for 12 minutes.
6. Alternate Temperatures
Moist heat (such as hot water packs) and ice can be used alternately for 10 minutes on areas of soreness to help you heal, especially in areas where deeper massage work was performed. Your massage therapist has uncovered areas where there is a lot of tension, and it is not uncommon to feel soreness after a massage. Alternating hot and cold compresses on the area of soreness will help.
Now that you know what to do after your massage, it’s time to enjoy your experience at Pure Spa!
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