BThe best thing to do after a massage is to relax as much as possible and drink plenty of water. Massaging the body can release toxins into your system and so the more you can do to help flush them out the better. So drinking water and avoiding heavy exercise, big meals, alcohol and if possible, smoking, after your treatment will definitely help.

Some of the more common after-effects of massage include:
– an increase in going to the loo as your circulatory and lymphatic systems have been stimulated
– tiredness due to the release of toxins and the energy the body is using up to heat itself
– headache which may be a result of stimulation of nerve fibres during the massage, or dehydration
– muscular aches in the areas the treatment has focussed on
– thirst due to the increased action of the lymphatic system,
– heightened emotions due to the release of tension