Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can reduce this muscle pain after your massage. You want to make sure to drink plenty of water, perform gentle stretches, and you may choose to apply heat or ice to the area. Heat is likely a better choice post-massage, but applying may help more throughout the following days after a massage. Apply each device for 15 minutes at a time, with a cloth in between the skin and heat or ice device, as well as a 45 minute gap in between applications.
Massage is part of a full and active recovery. It has many benefits. Make sure you communicate with your massage therapist on what injuries or aches and pains you have. Again, let them know throughout the massage how certain techniques are feeling and let them know when something is hurting you. You shouldn’t be in severe pain during your massage.
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