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Does your clients complain ever about the pain after the massage?
Pain after a massage not exactly what you would want. Even though you should feel sensationally fantastic after the massage and days to follow. Most people feel more energetic, confident, relaxed, looser, more flexible, their pain goes away etc. In rare cases also you might feel a little weird the next day. r sore and this is what I will discuss in this post.
Feeling pain after a massage? Wondering is it normal to feel sore? How long will it last? is there anything you can do about it? Did the therapist hurt you? Should you go to a doctor etc?
In my experience, I only had several of times where clients felt an intense soreness after the massage.
Some people can get quite freaked out, or even upset and worried. However there is nothing to be worried about pain after a massage.
For your muscles, getting a deep-tissue massage is similar to experiencing a tough workout. They got stretched and manipulated during the session, and the massage increased blood circulation to your tight spots. The lining of our muscles is supposed to be smooth, and work fluidly.
When a certain group of muscles gets tight, strained or kinked. It becomes more rigid, and will rely on surrounding muscle areas to pitch in and help. During a massage, the therapist works to stretch, lengthen, and break up groups of muscles (commonly known as knots). Possibly causing tiny micro tears in the muscle along the way. This is a normal function of massage, and while it leads to more blood flow and healing to that area. It can also lead to that day-after tenderness. Also, if you happen to be dehydrated on the day of your massage. Your muscle tissue will not be as pliable, and you will feel pain after a massage.
If your muscles hurt more than just general soreness, make sure to communicate this with your therapist. So next time a therapist will go slower and easier on those knots. I always say its best to gradually work out the muscles where there is an extreme level of tension in the muscles. Better over several appointments than try to accomplish everything in one appointment. Thats why if you haven’t had a massage in a while it’s good to tell your therapist that as well and see if they can accommodate with the comfortable pressure. And increase the massage intensity over time. It’s good to be aware-
Perhaps you are unknowingly tightening a group of muscles during a massage, anticipating pain. It can take some serious concentration to relax all of your muscles, and not doing so can result in varied muscle pain after a massage. I do understand its impossible most of the time just to tell your muscles not to tense up and relax. So that’s why its best to communicate with your therapist so they can go easier when you are in that position.
After your massage that same day, there are some easy, pleasant things you can do to help prevent some of the next-day soreness:
Good to know it is a natural, normal part of the journey of health and well-being that comes with taking care of yourself by receiving massages. As your body becomes accustomed to regular massages, you’ll experience the next-day soreness less frequently or never again. If you are looking for a wonderful professional massage to start reducing your tension and pain, contact me and we will work depending on your pressure comfort.
Jolita Brilliant, Nationally Licensed Massage Therapist in Burlington, Vermont- 802-825-4116. www.jolitabrilliant.com