Muscle Pain After Your Massage

Symptom – Are you experiencing Muscle Pain After Your Massage? 

It is normal to feel sore after a massage, especially if it was a deep tissue massage or if you have not received a massage in a while. This is because the massage can cause the muscles to be manipulated in ways they are not used to, which can lead to soreness.

If the soreness is severe or lasts more than a day or two, you should contact the massage therapist or your healthcare provider for further evaluation. It is important to drink plenty of water after a massage to help flush toxins out of the body and to help reduce soreness. You may also want to apply heat to the sore muscles or take a warm bath to help relax the muscles and reduce soreness.

If you are concerned about muscle soreness after a massage, it is always a good idea to discuss your concerns with the massage therapist or your healthcare provider. They can provide you with recommendations for managing muscle soreness and help you determine if there are any underlying issues that need to be addressed.

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What causes Muscle Pain After Your Massage? 

There are several factors that can contribute to muscle soreness after a massage:

  1. Deep tissue massage: A deep tissue massage can cause muscle soreness because it targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The therapist applies pressure to these areas to release tension and improve mobility.
  2. Lack of regular massages: If you have not received a massage in a while, your muscles may be more sensitive to the manipulation during the massage, which can lead to soreness.
  3. Dehydration: Dehydration can cause muscle soreness after a massage because it can cause the muscles to become tense and more sensitive to manipulation.
  4. Muscle imbalances: If you have muscle imbalances, the massage may bring attention to these areas and cause soreness as the therapist works to correct the imbalances.
  5. Underlying health conditions: Certain health conditions, such as fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, can cause muscle soreness after a massage.

If you are concerned about muscle soreness after a massage, it is always a good idea to discuss your concerns with the massage therapist or your healthcare provider. They can help you determine the cause of the soreness and provide recommendations for managing it.

How to treat your Muscle Pain After Your Massage? 

There are several ways to treat muscle soreness after a massage:

  1. Drink plenty of water: Staying hydrated can help flush toxins out of the body and reduce muscle soreness.
  2. Apply heat: Applying heat to the sore muscles can help relax them and reduce soreness. You can use a heating pad, hot water bottle, or take a warm bath.
  3. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve) can help reduce muscle soreness.
  4. Use a foam roller: A foam roller is a long, cylindrical foam tool that you can use to massage sore muscles. It can help improve circulation and reduce muscle soreness.
  5. Get some rest: Giving your body time to rest and recover can help reduce muscle soreness.

If the muscle soreness is severe or lasts for more than a day or two, you should contact the massage therapist or your healthcare provider for further evaluation. They can help determine the cause of the soreness and provide additional recommendations for treatment.

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About Athlete’s Choice Massage

Athlete’s Choice Massage was created to provide consistently excellent rehabilitative services for health-conscious people. Our team is extremely well-trained and they take pride in their work. They are constantly striving to learn and better themselves in their respective fields so that they can help you recover and aid in the maintenance of your well-being.

Extensive thought has been put into making our studios modern, comfortable, and convenient for you. We are not a spa. You will not hear trickling water or pan flutes. We will never try to up-sell you on services or push retail on you. Our goal is to simply provide the best therapeutic services you can find in this city. I hope that you will enjoy your experience and come back again soon.

All appointments will begin with a short but in-depth one-on-one assessment. This is your opportunity to point out what area you’d like to work on during your time, as well as identify any special requests or concerns you may have. Should you have more than one area of concern, your therapist will prioritize the chief complaint and create a treatment plan for the time allotted and for follow-ups as needed.

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With massage therapy being covered by many people’s extended health care benefits, it is now easier than ever to experience the positive effects of therapeutic massage.

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