People can respond differently to treatment so I usually check a few days after how you feel and to hear any feedback to help tailor future treatments to you personally. Some common reactions to massage:
* a general feeling of calm and chilled-out-ness
* a bit groggy and tired the same day or morning after, then refreshed and with more energy
* a bit achey the day after, then a lot freer and more comfortable after that
* relief from pain, or sometimes a shift in pain as the root of the problem is gradually uncovered (more sessions recommended to get to this)
Feelings of grogginess, tiredness and aches can be helped along by drinking lots of water and herbal teas to flush out toxins and by having a bath with epsom salts.
It is not advisable to drink alcohol after a massage and toxins like caffeine and nicotine should be avoided if possible.
The best thing to do after a massage is go home and rest, enjoy the stillness and let your body absorb the full benefit.