You’re ready to get yourself a myotherapy treatment and get your body feeling fabulous again. But what should you expect after your session, and how should you manage it? Let’s have a look at how to make the most of your session after it’s over.
What to expect after a myotherapy session
Every body is different, and can react in different ways. I can treat two clients with the same techniques, and their experience afterwards will be completely different!
Of course we all want to feel instantly better after a treatment, but thats not always the case. Particularly for long term issues like injuries, pain, tension and postural problems, it can take a little bit of time to get to that stage where you're feeling better.
I don't want you to feel worried if you feel a bit off afterwards, especially if its been a long time since you last had any treatment - keep in mind, we've just worked on some unhappy muscle groups, and altered the incoming messages that your nervous system is getting from those problem areas. It can take a little while to settle.
Some of the common symptoms that might arise within 24hrs of a myotherapy session include:
These symptoms will generally only last for a day or two. If they persist, you are welcome to give me a call and we can see whether you need further assessment.
How to optimise recovery after a session
Whether you experience symptoms or not, your body is recovering and recalibrating after a treatment. Although I may give you advice in your session that is specific to your treatment, here are a few general tips to get you started:
If you stick to these tips, you’re more likely to have a speedy recovery and be at your best.
A nutritionist’s advice for post-treatment care
A big part of recovering well from a treatment is what you put into your body. So I asked my good friend and nutritionist, Sam, to give us a few tips:
Now that you know how to manage after a session, it’s time to book yourself in for a session! Head here to snag yourself an appointment.
Mel is a Myotherapist based in Ferntree Gully.