Aftercare Advice

Holistic, Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage

Aftercare Advice

Massage is a safe therapeutic treatment, however over the following days you might experience some side effects. This leaflet gives you information about what you might expect and gives you advice about what to do over the next 24 hours and before your next appointment.

What to do in the next 24 hours

Drink plenty of water to flush out toxins (avoid tea/coffee/Alcohol)

You may feel tired – rest as much as your schedule will allow

Avoid hot baths or saunas for 24 hours

Avoid strenuous activity

Side Effects

Massage encourages the body systems to function more efficiently speeding up waste removal and flushing out toxins. As a result you may experience some of the following side effects (these are positive signs that your body is responding to treatment).

A temporary worsening of the symptoms being treated (this will pass)


Increased urination

Increased sweating

Increased thirst

Cold/Flu like symptoms

Stuffy blocked nose


Increased or decreased energy levels

Increased bowel movements

Altered sleep pattern

 Increased emotional state

When to contact me

If you have any serious concerns over the next 24 hours, please do not hesitate to contact me on my mobile and if I don’t answer leave me a message with your name and contact number (07789 694402) and I will return your call as soon as I am able.

Before your next treatment

It is helpful to know how you last treatment affected you and so I would be grateful if you could record anything you experienced prior to your next appointment. These include;

Any after effects experienced

Record their duration and intensity

How is your condition now?

Any changes in your circumstances or personal information


Thank you 

 Oxford School of Massage diploma in therapeutic and holistic massage

iTEC level 3 massage

iTEC level 3 anatomy and physiology