Self-care

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Below I have listed a few ways for my clients, both male and female, to help them get the most from their massage treatments

Meditation – There is evidence to support the use of meditation for both pain relief and stress management. If you have not used meditation before, or unsure what to do, there are now a bunch of apps you can download help you or you can find meditation music, or guided meditations on YouTube.

Stay hydrated – Some studies question the benefits of drinking water after a massage, but really, how much water do you drink?Considering we as humans are 75% water, I know I could always drink a bit more, and you might find it will help flush waste and prevent next-day soreness. Also, at least for those first few hours after a massage, avoid caffeinated drinks and alcohol, which are dehydrating.

Down time – Life is so busy, and there can feel like we have no time to scratch our nose let alone make time to indulge in even more self-care after we’ve just been for a massage. Taking some time at the end of the day to switch off from our devices, take a bath to aid in some relaxation and muscle recovery (this is my favorite, with epsom salts and a few drops of lavender oil) or enjoying a cup of herbal tea can help boost the benefits of your massage treatment.

Invest in regular massage or myotherapy treatments – It’s easy to waste money on unnecessary stuff and things, cut down on some of that spending and budget for a professional massage. Whether it’s weekly, fortnightly or monthly, you wont regret an investment into your health and well-being.