The question everyone asks is why does it hurt after the massage? Yes, pain after massage is acceptable. When is it considered the norm? Now let’s figure this out.
Pain after massage can be in different areas. Most often, pain sensations appear in the muscles after a back massage, anti-cellulite massage or neck massage. And we will deal with each individual case separately.
Neck pain after massage
It seems that after a neck massage there will be only exceptionally bliss. But, far from always, you can feel the pain in the neck area after the massage. You may feel mild soreness, and this is normal. I am working on my neck, chronic diseases can “come out”. In addition, it is on the neck that there are many active points, each of which is associated with one or another organ. Usually, painful sensations disappear within a day or two. And if the pain lasted such a short time, then the massage was effective for your body.
Pain after back massage therapy
Of course, I would like to feel the maximum lightness in the back after crossing the threshold of the massage room after the procedure. In fact, a high-quality back massage is most often accompanied by pain after the procedure itself. The pain may not appear immediately, often muscles ache after the massage. Usually, it appears the next day or a few hours after the procedure. If you don’t go to the gym and don’t pay attention to working out your back muscles, they are at rest. The massage itself is called “sports for the lazy”, since the massage procedure gives an effect that is equal to sports training (here it all depends on the type of massage and its effectiveness). Muscle pain after a back massage suggests that the massage was effective. If you feel that pain does not go away for more than 3 days, you must consult a doctor. In the presence of back health problems, the massage is prescribed exclusively by the attending physician, and it must be performed by a massage therapist with a medical education.
Pain after anti-cellulite massage
Ladies, dear, you often ask us: “Should muscles hurt after anti-cellulite massage.” And we answer: “Yes, maybe that’s okay!” The thing is that with the correct study of problem areas, muscles are actively “turned on”, and their pain is a sign of correct and pleasant dyspnea. Therefore, the presence of pain after anti-cellulite massage is a sign of its effectiveness.
How to reduce pain?
There are a few small secrets for this:
- Drink plenty of water before and after the massage. This will prevent severe pain after the massage.
- Warm bath with sea salt. This is a classic method, moreover, it is very pleasant and beneficial for the state of the whole organism. Take a bath in the evening after your massage.
- Stretching after massage. Stretch. It will give you the opportunity to get rid of muscle tension, and such relaxation allows you to fight effectively against muscle soreness after massage.
As you can see, you shouldn’t be afraid of pain after massage. It is important: what is the nature of this pain and how long it lasts. If this is a sharp pain in the joints, see your doctor. Perhaps there is a chronic disease that did not make itself felt for a long time, but after the massage it manifested itself. Muscle pain usually goes away within 24 to 72 hours. If you do not give your body physical activity, the first massage procedures are more likely to be accompanied by pain afterwards.
We are always ready to advise and select the massage that you need to improve your general well-being and eliminate health problems.