Reactions to massages are different, but mostly predictable and preventable.
What reactions can we normally encounter in reflexology and relaxing massages?
– slight pain in the massaged parts
– increased sensitivity of the massaged parts, but also in general.
– mild nausea
– temporary skin deterioration
– more frequent urination
Of course, it always depends on the type of massage, the client and her/his sensitivity and also the difficulties he/she has come up with.
For example, if there is a problem with the neck, it can be expected that the day after the massage, the neck will be more sensitive, but it should always be more relaxed than before the massage. Well, if the masseur didn’t rush and performed the massage sensitively.. However, sometimes it happens that the neck stiffens to the same extent as it was before the massage or even more. In such a case, some event following the massage or tension in the tissue that was not released may be the cause. I cant influence a client’s life after the massage, but if the cause of a problem is tension in the tissue, then application of biodynamic massage will probably prevent re-occurrence of possible stiffness.
How about people with migraines?
In case of clients suffering from migraines, I have also occasionally encountered the onset of milder migraines after massages. For this reason, I now routinely apply biodynamic massage that prevents this condition. For clients suffering from migraines, it is more than necessary to work with the tension in the tissues and nervous system that cause these complications.
For trigger points method.
The situation is a little more complicated when we release trigger points in muscles. Very often, trigger points have not been solved for years, and after their release, the relaxed muscles are allowed to extend. However, since we do not have the ability to release the whole muscular systems at once, other muscles that have not been released yet may become more painful after therapy, as they can now be more stressed.
I always try to bring these facts to the attention of my clients.
At the same time, a common post-massage reaction is pain and high sensitivity of the released site for several following days.