Reduction or elimination of pain.
Greater flexibility and strength.
Increased ease and efficiency of movement.
Balanced musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
Decreased body toxins.
Increased energy and vitality.
Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being. ... Massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions.
When a deep tissue massage is done correctly, the benefits are experienced within the next few days. You may feel rejuvenated, or a bit sore, depending on the particular therapy session. Any stiffness or pain experienced after a deep tissue massage is a completely normal reaction and should subside within 24-72 hours.
Drinking water after massage recommended. One reason is that water will help the kidneys and other organs process the various substances which move through the body on a regular basis and after a massage treatment, a lot of toxins have been released, so you need to flush them out.
Stay hydrated. And at least for those first few hours after a massage, avoid caffeine and alcohol, which are dehydrating.