It is advisable that you follow these guidelines and tips for the best results following your bodywork treatments.
Drink more water than your normal intake Post treatment, this will help the lymph and circulatory system to remove waste products from your body.
Avoid caffeine, sugar, and alcohol. It's best to not overwork your liver as its focusing on clearing out the toxins brought out in your treatment.
Avoid sunbeds and artificial UV lights.
Do not have a hot bath following a massage - wait at least a couple hours.
Try to avoid light exercise for at least 2 hours following treatment and heavy exercise until the following day.
Treatment can remove emotional blocks as well as physical ones, so you may feel "off" following your session. Pay attention to what your body is asking from you.
Cupping and Gua Sha Aftercare:
Please remain covered in the areas we performed these techniques, especially your shoulders and chest for the next 2-3 days.
Minimize time spent in wind, sun, humidity or sudden change in temperature which can cause stagnation and pain for 1-2 days.
Marks usually only last a few days, but can sometimes take up to 2 weeks.
This treatment is a cleanse and detoxification of stagnant fluids, so you may feel unusually fatigued, chilly, or hot and sweaty as these toxins are flushed out of your system.
To speed up the healing process, hot showers to open the pores along with warm Epsom salt baths are recommended.
Some after effects that can be expected with bodywork as your body readjusts and heals:
Some redness/soreness on some muscles, especially where deep work was carried out. This should ease after a day.
Headaches. It is important to make sure you keep hydrated during this time.
Flu/cold like symptoms. These again will pass and are your body's reaction to the flushing out of toxins/metabolic waste.
A sense of elation/hyperactivity - this is your body’s reaction to nerve senses being activated by the massage.
Increased urination. Again, this will be due to toxins/metabolic waste being flushed out, along the increase in your intake of water.
If you are concerned about any of these effects after your massage, please do not hesitate to contact me at or call/text at (503)303-0980. You are also encouraged to contact your PCP if you are worried about any lasting effects and call 911 if you think it's an emergency.