What do I do to support my massage treatment? Stretch.

I am asked all the time: What can I do myself to support this treatment?  Even if a client doesn’t ask, I always recommend stretches that people can do on their own time.

The key to prevention of injury is taking the time to prepare. This means preparing with a good warm up – which can include some stretching if necessary – AND most importantly a post-workout stretch.  Hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds, and breathe.

Had a long day at the office? Try some stretching when you get home.

Need the relaxing effects of massage to last longer than just 1 or 2 days? Try some continued stretches of those problem areas.

If you have any questions about stretches and self care, I would love to help. Find me Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 10am-6pm.

If you’re curious to learn more about this subject or would like to consult with one of our practitioners feel free to book a consultation or send us a message.

Yours in Health,

Mahaya Health Services is an integrative naturopathic clinic in Toronto. With a variety of practitioners each drawing on their own modalities, you’ll find a well-rounded team that can help you with your health concerns.