(Closed) Massage Agony!

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

with deep tissue, i’ve heard it’s normal to feel like crap afterwords. i get sore after a normal swedish massage, so deep tissue scares me.

i’d lay down with some cool cloths on your face and neck. i hope you feel better!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

If this is normal, why do people get these?  Are there benefits after?  This sounds awful.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Ice_cream:  i *think* you feel better a few days after. i’m with you, though, i don’t understand why people put themselves through the pain.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

I hate deep tissue massages. I had one last year and I was in pain for 2 days never again. I ended up taking a strong pain killer with antiiflamatories in it. This worked really well.   You poor thing I hope you get some relief soon.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Just had my first massage last week and the same thing happened. My mother said that you have to drink tons of water afterwards because apparently toxins are released? I don’t know about that, but I do know I was in pain and ached for three days and next time I’ll drink a gallon of water. Feel better!

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Drink lots of water and have a bath with epsom salts

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m a licensed massage therapist…and I can tell you this will definitely happen if you don’t drink enough water afterwards. I always tell my clients to start pounding water right after the massage all the way up until they go to bed that night. It releases so many toxins that if you don’t drink enough water you will feel like you got hit by a truck. That’s why it is also important to not get a massage if you have a fever or any other symptoms of an illness…a massage can bring an illness out in full force. Just drink plenty of water now and take a couple ibuprofen and you will feel better in a couple of days. Don’t use a heating pad to relieve pain for more than 15 minutes either or it can cause swelling and more pain. Hope this helps!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m a licensed massage therapist…and I can tell you this will definitely happen if you don’t drink enough water afterwards. I always tell my clients to start pounding water right after the massage all the way up until they go to bed that night. It releases so many toxins that if you don’t drink enough water you will feel like you got hit by a truck. That’s why it is also important to not get a massage if you have a fever or any other symptoms of an illness…a massage can bring an illness out in full force. Just drink plenty of water now and take a couple ibuprofen and you will feel better in a couple of days. Don’t use a heating pad to relieve pain for more than 15 minutes either or it can cause swelling and more pain. Hope this helps!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Defo make sure to keep yourself hydrated, toxin are released which is why you feel like crap, liquids will flush them out

 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

My SO is a massage therapist so I had him read your post. He says to make sure that you are keeping hydratad. You also should take a cool shower. Be sure to call the establishment where you received the massage and leave a voicemail stating you are having adverse reactions. Your symptoms are not uncommon and you should be fine but definitely call the establishment. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

You can also try icing the spot where your skull meets your Neck. 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ooo my mom and I had these done before my wedding, and three days later my mom had HORRIBLE migrains. She thinks it is because she didn’t drink enough water and did a bunch of errands afterwards rather than relaxing.

 

I would call the place up and ask what they recommend, but I think hydration will be the key and also to ice the parts of your body that are sore–and relax, if you can 🙂

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

@rubybride718:  So sorry you’re feeling that pain! I’ve had spinal surgery and have tried every kind of treatment in the book. NEVER again will anyone convince me to get a massage. Physiotherapy is the only treatment I allow at this point.

I literally couldn’t walk the next day and had to take a sick day from work. There was no benefit as it didn’t even feel better in a few days – I just went back to my usual. With physiotherapy, it hurts and then heals…The heals part seems to be missing from massage, at least for me.

The only thing that helped me was rest, muscle cream, and pain pills.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I wouldn’t go back to them.  I’ve gone to a few RMTs.  After seeing one, I felt like I had bruises at the base of my skull and had a headache for a week.

I see one person regularly now, and depending on what’s causing me the greatest issue at the time, sometimes the massage is quite painful.  Sometimes there are spots where I am quite sore afterwards.  Overall, I feel much better after going though and my issues are better.

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