Aromatherapy Massage Aftercare

Sunday, May 08, 2011 Posted by Matt

As Aromatherapy massage is a detoxifying treatment, the body must be allowed to keep detoxifying itself. Please refrain from the following for the next 24 hours:

·          Caffeine Intake
·          Smoking
·          Alcohol Intake
·          Drugs
·          Spicy Food
·          Rich Food

Light food may be consumed along with fresh water or fruit juices; this will keep the body hydrated and help it to flush away toxins.
You may feel relaxed and tired after your massage.  Take care if driving or working.  Allow your body to rest to allow the full therapeutic benefit of the oils to take effect.

Refrain from washing the oils from your body for the next 24 hours, this will allow the body to absorb them fully.  Be sure to avoid direct sunlight as some oils may make you photosensitive to sunlight. I will have
pre-warned you if those oils have been used.
When washing your hair apply shampoo to it dry, this will help to break down the oil barrier. Rinse the hair as normal and then re-apply shampoo to wet hair.

It is completely normal to have any of the following symptoms after your treatment:

·          Increased energy levels
·          Lowered energy levels
·          Increased urination
·          Increased bowel movements
·          Regulation of menstruation
·          Increased secretion of bodily fluids
·          Headaches
·          Flu like symptoms
·          Tearfulness
·          Becoming emotional
·          Dry mouth
·          Sickness
·          Mood swings
·          Changes in body temperature

Although some of the above may seem like a negative reaction to the treatment, it is actually showing that the massage treatment has worked. 

If any of the above last for more than 48 hours then it is likely that it is not a result of the massage treatment and a GP visit may be in order.

If you have any questions regarding the after effects of the massage please do not hesitate to get in touch with me by email or phone, their details can be found on the 'Contact Me' tab on the right of this;  but if you have any issues that appear serious then please contact your GP immediately.
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