Why Do I Feel Sick After a Massage? ... "A deep-tissue massage reduces heart rate, blood pressure, and levels of stress hormones, enhances immune function, boosts levels of endorphins and ...
I have had so many clients come to me a few days following their massage session and tell me they felt sick for a day or two after with a headache, flu-like symptoms, or fatigue. The truth is that these are very common side effects of a therapeutic massage because massage acts as a form of detoxification.
Although the goal of a deep tissue massage is to relax the muscles in your body, vigorous work can come with a number of side effects. These side effects are usually mild, and the therapist can adjust his or her work if you experience any pain or discomfort during your session.
Massage is not a detoxification treatment in any sense, contrary to a popular belief. Ironically, it may be the opposite: post-massage soreness and malaise (PMSM) might be caused by mild rhabdomyolysis (“rhabdo”).True rhabdo is a medical emergency in which the kidneys are poisoned by myoglobin from muscle crush injuries.
A week ago I had a deep tissue massage for myofascial release. Afterwards I felt really sick and nauseous, sweating profusely, just general all over unwell. I drank tons of water before and after, but this lingered for several days.
So, it is true you should drink water after massage in order to re-hydrate because your body is using water at a faster rate, but the key is to be drinking enough water EVERYDAY, whether you get a massage or not. Water is vital for every function that occurs in the body, and necessary to maintain healthy, hydrated muscle tissue.
The diarrhea does not seem common, but you can possible feel a little woozy or nauseous after a deep tissue. Water is VERY important before and after massage. They could have also gotten some toxins and metabolic waste moving around that did not flush out due to lack of water.
Receiving a massage while sick, getting sick or having alcohol in your system and/or receiving a deep tissue on top of it can leave someone feeling like they got hit by a bus in the days to follow. Deep tissue done best will leave you feeling relieved of tension but sometimes can leave a person sore. It will go away in a couple days.
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Detoxification After a Massage. ... Hello – I recently got a deep tissue massage (Wednesday), I used to get them monthly and haven’t had one in about 7-8 months. ... It has been two days and I still do not feel back to normal! My husband has not gotten sick so I really think it was the massage. Reply. Neal Lyons says: April 13, 2019 at 4:33 ...