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wellness questions post massage


Posted anonymously, 14th August 2019


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  • Yes. I have found if I ask them to massage my head and neck, then this elevates the headaches.


  • Yes, I’ve had headaches, nausea and felt like going for a wee even though my bladder is empty. I used to get a deep tissue massage regularly and mentioned it to my masseuse and he said it’s normal. It’s all the tension and toxins being released, as well as de-stressing. He would always give me a bottle of water afterwards and I really needed it as well.


  • It releases toxins so you need to drink a lot of wster.


  • Maybe get this checked by a GP if concerned?


  • No – but I drink plenty of water and rest after massage.


  • I’ve had that problem too. Water helps


  • I have heard of that. Massage does release toxins and stress. Possibly massage not for you! If it’s not making you feel great or even good.!do you have a green tea or cold water afterwards. Is it the oil the massager using. Some oils are very intense. Maybe just neutral oil not a fragrant one in the heated room…


  • I am a beauty therapist & I ALWAYS tell people to drink loads of water after any massage to help remove those toxins from your body. If you don’t there is a very high risk of headaches or migraine. I hope you are feeling ok! x


  • I get therapeutic massages regularly and I never got a headache after a massage. To me it doesn’t look so good. Are you seeing a professional masseur?


  • Definitely! Migraine will set in nearly every time, even after a gentle massage by a reputable physio etc. My worst experiences are from the Asian massage places. Generally, they are students and have very little training.


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