Generally, massage is a pleasurable experience, however massage stimulates the circulatory system and therefore improves the body’s ability to detoxify itself, it is possible that the body may experience some form of ‘healing Crisis’ as it attempts to heal ad rid itself of unwanted toxins dispersed by the treatment.
‘Healing Crisis’ Reactions to massage:
- Increased urination
- Temporary outbreak of a condition that has been suppressed ie acne
- Lethargy / tiredness
- Emotional release of suppressed feelings
- Disturbed sleep patterns
In order to reduce the possibility of a ‘Healing Crisis’ follow the aftercare stated below, as these measures will improve the body’s ability to flush out unwanted toxins and will therefore enhance the effectiveness of the treatment.