Unfortunately, a common side effect of massage is that it can make you feel nauseous. Although you should feel more comfortable and loose, with less muscle and joint pain, it’s likely you’ll feel a little off colour for a while.
The majority of people just experience this massage side effect for a limited time. Some people will need a nap or a lie-down. Others can drink a lot of water to feel like they’re flushing their system. In the vast majority of cases, however, nausea is just a temporary inconvenience.
There is a lot of debate about what induces nausea and dizziness after a massage, and it’s possible that there are many different causes. The nausea is caused by contaminants released by the massage, according to one hypothesis dismissed by most therapists. Please see www.innerwestmassage.com.au/massage-toxins.php for more information on this fallacy.
According to a recent theory, “Post Massage Soreness and Malaise” is caused by a mild case of Rhabdomyolysis, which occurs when muscle cells are weakened and disrupts blood chemistry.
While there may be some evidence to support this hypothesis, if you believe it, you will agree that the deeper the massage, the more likely you are to be affected. While this is a personal opinion, it does not correspond to my personal experiences.
If I haven’t had a massage in a while, nausea is more likely, and I’ve never seen a connection between the massage’s pressure/intensity and the level of nausea I experience. I tend to agree with Dr. Keith Eric Grant’s hypothesis that massage is about restoring the body to homeostasis, and that nausea may be the result of giving the lymphatic system a good kicking. Some therapists may disagree, but this form of nausea after a massage is completely common and not to be concerned about.
However, if you vomit and become extremely dizzy after the massage, that’s a different storey. This happened recently when I was massaging someone, and we had to end the massage after about 20 minutes because the client couldn’t proceed. Even though the massage was just on the back, the act of lying prone was too much for the client. While she recovered and began to feel better after rising from the table, this was not a typical situation, and she needed to see her doctor.
Atlantoaxial dysfunction is one potential reason for the severe nausea in this situation, but it is rare. Atlantoaxial instability is the weakening of the cohesion of the joint between the top two vertebrae, the atlas and the axis, and is characterised by a sagging upper spine. For some people who have had a neck injury or trauma, a bone projection (the “dens”) from the axis can effectively make contact with their brain stem when they move their head or neck. This can have a wide range of consequences, from moderately unpleasant to downright dangerous.
Although massage is not generally contraindicated for people with atlantoaxial instability, extreme caution is advised. Only relatively gentle strokes should be attempted with the permission of a suitably qualified diagnostic therapist since the neck may be deemed sensitive. The majority of doctors will strongly advise against any manipulation, such as a chiropractic adjustment.
Even if the disease hasn’t been officially diagnosed, a massage therapist should be aware of the possibility. A client’s neck may be especially close, or they may be extremely cautious and protective of how they carry their head. If the therapist detects some red flags, they reduce the pace of their practise and apply the adage “too little is better than too much.”
Deep tissue massage is a form of massage. Learn more about deep tissue massage, including how it compares to Swedish massage and what to expect during a session, by continuing reading.
What are the advantages of getting a deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage, focus on relaxation, helps to relieve muscle pain and stiffness.
Deep tissue massage helped people with chronic low back pain, according to a 2014 report involving 59 participants.
This counselling treatment is sought out by people who want to feel better and alleviate stress and discomfort. However, there is a chance of any negative side effects as a result of this. Deep tissue massage side effects vary from minor but often reported issues to more severe (but uncommon) issues.
You need all the evidence to make an educated decision about whether a deep tissue massage is right for you. While you might not experience all of these as a result of massage therapy, it’s still important to be aware of the potential side effects.
We’ve compiled a list of reported deep tissue massage side effects, which range from the most common and mild to more uncommon and severe complications. Deep tissue massage is always so good.