A massage should make you completely relaxed and invigorated. Your body deserves a chance to reset and get those bad toxins out. But the job isn’t all on the masseuse, you can take some steps yourself. You need to take good care of yourself before, during, and after the massage to really feel the benefits. Here are 4 self-care tips before and after your massage.
Schedule Your Massage at the End of the Day
Timing is everything for a massage. You want to be sure you have some time to relax and unwind, so scheduling your massage at the end of the day, after all your errands are complete, can help you reap all of the benefits of your massage for longer.
Having enough water in your system is vital for self-care and it makes your massage experience so much better! Water helps the toxins in your body flow out of your body and will prevent soreness after your massage. We recommend avoiding any coffee or alcohol for at least three hours after your massage because these drinks tend to cause dehydration and add toxins to your system.
Drinking water beforehand will also help your blood flow during the massage and will support your massage in getting all those bad chemicals out of your system.
The best self-care before and after a massage is doing whatever you need to do to relax. We encourage you to spend time away from anything or anyone that can cause you stress and give yourself some me-time. The relaxation will help your body’s natural healing and detoxing process flow more smoothly and for much longer. Even something as simple as using a scented candle and reading a nice book can help.
With these self-care tips, you'll be feeling more relaxed and energized than ever. Give yourself the care you deserve by scheduling a massage today!