Muscle therapy involves the manipulation of muscle fibres using pressure to stimulate muscles that may be
tight or stiff, or that spasm due to injury.
After muscle therapy, you may feel some soreness and stiffness in the treated area but this doesn’t mean it’s anything to worry about.
Muscle pain brings about what we refer to as ‘positive’ pain – which is more like mild discomfort – and this
is the body’s natural reaction to stimulating a stiff or tight muscle.
Be kind to yourself after muscle therapy and follow these simple guidelines to get the best results:
- avoid vigorous exercise or heavy lifting on the same day as your therapy
- don’t avoid moving the muscles – normal activity will help remobilise them
- drink plenty of water to flush the toxins from your muscles
- avoid alcohol – it can be a toxin to sore muscles rather than a relaxant
- use heat on the area to encourage more blood flow (heat pack, hot bath) – particularly before going to bed or while in bed
On rare occasions, some people may have particular discomfort. We have a range of mild natural
anti-inflammatory products available to effectively and safely calm inflammation and promote healing.
Muscle therapy can be deeply beneficial resulting in a more relaxed and deeper sleep than usual, so try to get an earlier night. You’ll be glad you did.