Pain after a massage?

Pain after a massage not exactly what you would want. Even though you should feel sensationally fantastic after the massage and days to follow.  Most people feel more energetic, confident, relaxed, looser, more flexible, their pain goes away etc. In rare cases also you  might feel a little weird the next day.

It’s either:

  1. They were not a very active person whose muscles got “worked out” and felt sore after like let’s say an intense workout, because that what the massage initially is.
  2. Or they were a very active person or a person that worked a physical job and had already a lot of repetitive strain and stress in their body. And they couldn’t relax during the massage. Because they were tensing up when the pressure was applied some muscles got a little bruised or stretched out of their usual tight positions. In these cases the therapist should slow down the speed and intensity of a massage strokes not to aggravate the muscles, but try to loosen them up rather over several massage sessions than just one.
  3. Or the therapist was applying a little too much pressure, which happens sometimes from therapist meaning well.

But the good news is those soreness sensations should go away in 24-72 hours no matter how they were acquired. Max a week