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What to Expect After Receiving a Deep Tissue Massage

Are you thinking about booking your first deep tissue massage, but you are not sure what to expect? Trying something new for the first time can be daunting. It can put your mind at ease when you learn about the process, as well as what you can expect afterwards. Then, you are prepared, and you can feel knowledgeable about the unknown.

First of all, know that getting a deep tissue massage can be very beneficial. This is true whether you have aching muscles or you feel your body is stressed and tense. This type of massage is able to improve blood circulation, as well as help to reduce inflammation. But, one thing people worry about is how you are going to feel afterwards. Here is the lowdown and what you should expect after receiving a deep tissue massage.


A deep tissue massage can be fantastic at relieving the tension you have in your body. Indeed, it can be just what you need if you have been doing a lot of exercising, you are suffering from muscle pain, or you feel tense and stressed after a long week. Straight after the massage, you might feel some tenderness. To ease some of this tenderness, consider having a warm bath. This can be a good way to continue with relaxation and to help to sooth your muscles after the massage.

Note that there can be some bruising that happens after a deep tissue massage. This is something that often alarms people, but it is a common symptom due to the way lymphatic fluid works in the body. Deep tissue massages to can be used to treat anything from sports injuries to stress. Do not be worried if there is some tenderness and bruising afterwards, and this will soon disappear. 


There is no doubt that a deep tissue massage is relaxing. Even if you are nervous about it being your first massage, you will soon realize that it is an enjoyable experience and one that can allow you to unwind and relax. This is particularly true after a long week. In particular, some clients say they feel sleepy after receiving a deep tissue massage.

Note that feeling sleepy is normal and not something that you should worry about. But, it may be best to put your feet up for the rest of the day and continue with this relaxation. This allows the muscles to recover and to gain the most benefit from the massage. The last thing you want to do is be very active and go to the gym or play sports after this treatment.

Increased Thirst

Deep tissue massages help your body to get rid of toxins. This can mean that you have to go to the toilet more, and some people experience increased thirst. Staying hydrated will mean that your body can continue with this process and ensure that you do not suffer from headaches or any other side effects.

Therefore, something you want to do after this experience is drink more water. This is going to ensure that you stay hydrated, as well as help with the release of toxins from the body. What’s more, it might help with blood flow. For the rest of the day, try to avoid caffeine and alcoholic drinks, which can have the opposite effect. You might even feel hungry. So, tuck into some nutritious and healthy.

Good Mood

Often, people seek a deep tissue massage because they feel tension. Perhaps you have knots in your body that you want to release, or there is some aching and pain that is bothering you. Either way, you can expect to feel a release from this tension and pressure after receiving a massage. Indeed, many people say they enjoy a mood boost, and they feel better about themselves after the experience.

So, expect to experience some rejuvenation. You can feel great after receiving a massage and like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. Indeed, embrace this feeling and allow this good mood to carry on through your day.

Richard Maxwell

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