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Before and After Session

Before Session:

You should receive an email from Clinic Sense containing the health history intake form. If you are seeing me for pain relief, please feel free to upload all pertinent documents to your profile. Please contact me when you have completed this process, as Clinic Sense does not notify me. 

* If you are seeing me for pain relief, please do not take any anti- inflammatory or pain medication/muscle relaxer 24 hours before your session. Working on someone who has taken these medications is contraindicated (meaning not allowed) as they change the tissue sensation or turn off the nerves in and around the injured tissue. 

Make sure to hydrate before the session; when the body is DE-hydrated the muscle tissue becomes tough or tight. The tightness leads to decreased blood-circulation around the area which lowers levels of lymphatic drainage being carried out for the necessary eradication of toxins, or metabolic waste, from the human body.  The build up of waste within the body can lead to worsening the initial issue for which Therapy was sough, rather that improving it. Hardened muscle tissue is eventually converted in fibrous adhesions, which most often results in intense pain being caused during a Deep Tissue Massage session. Once the blood begins transferring blood and oxygen into the hardened muscle tissues, water which is transported through blood circulation helps with removing toxin and waste.

 

Post Session:

    Please be sure to drink plenty of water (twice your normal intake).

    If this is your first session or it's been a while, you may find yourself bruised or you may be sore for a few days post session, this is a normal part of the therapy. Bruising is blood flow to an area of the body that previously was restricted of flow. Soreness is a combination of release of tight/short/contracted muscles and an increase in nerve sensation,  The more relaxed muscle memory your nervous system has, the better the recovery. I have found that an epsom salt soak in the tub helps alleviate residual muscle aches. I recommend drinking an extra glass of water to replace what the salt removes. 

       

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