*  Drink plenty of water on the day you receive massage or bodywork, especially deep work. This plays a HUGE role in flushing out the toxins that surface during massage. Otherwise, these toxins may produce soreness in a day or two. It's recommended to drink half your body weight in ounces. Example: 100 lbs person should drink 50 ounces of water

*  Stretching and self massage using a tennis ball, golf ball, foam roll, or therapy cane are all great ways to maintain relaxed muscles in between massage sessions 

*  Taking a hot bath, using a heat pad, sauna, hot tub, or steam room are more great ways to relax and ease the muscles in between massage sessions


*  relaxing is recommended for 24-48 hours after this style of bodywork. Muscles remain in a super relaxed state for this period and will be more susceptible to injury. If twisting, heavy lifting, or vigorous activity is unavoidable, wearing a brace is advisable 

*  use caution or refrain from alcohol for up to 48 hours. During this period it is possible for alcohol to have a tripled effect 

*  refrain from drinking more than one serving of caffeine for one hour after your session. Caffeine may recreate tension, especially on the back side of the body