Have you ever had a massage and you felt worse the next day than before you had the massage?

Solar Ray Solar Ray
There are many forms of massage but all generally should make you feel somewhat better... even after the more intense and "deep" massage sessions that can be initially somewhat uncomfortable... but have you ever had a massage session that definitely left you feeling worse even a day or two later?
02/20/2011
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Jul!a Jul!a
Only once or twice, but that person had no idea what they were doing.
02/20/2011
ImABarbieGirl ImABarbieGirl
When that happens, that means they didnt do it right. Personally, I would rather my husband not do a "deep" massage, and just put some pressure when he rubs the massage oils in. I have seen instances where people tried to give a deep massage, and ended up aggravating something because they do not know what they are doing. I am not a massage therapist, but I know one.
02/20/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Each time I've had a massage, something has felt better, and something felt worse. After the last time I went (to a professional), I ended up with a sore hamstring that persisted for months.
02/20/2011
potstickers potstickers
The first time I had a really deep tissue shoulder massage, I was very sore afterward due to the heavy backpacks I had been carrying around that weekend. I was sore for several days after.
02/21/2011
Cream in the Cupcake Cream in the Cupcake
Ive heard that, it must have been deep.
02/22/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
It could have been that you had too much deep tissue, but more than likely you did not drink enough water to flush the accumulated salts and other toxins, which massage helps release from your muscles, out of your body. If you don't drink lots of water you can experience a sort of toxic backlash. It does happen. I have massage every week and have been doing so for a decade. My therapist always tells me to make sure I come in fully hydrated and continue to hydrate all day.

Massage alone can be dehydrating.
02/22/2011
liilii080 liilii080
I can only say it's the same feeling I get a day or 2 after a good workout. Just a general soreness but nothing that feels super painful or broken. I figure working the muscles that way may have them react as they would if I had worked out.

And I agree with Redboxbaby- you have to drink water (6-8 glasses) to help your system flush out the lactic acid and other muscle waste products.
02/22/2011
meluaz69 meluaz69
absolutely I have a fused tailbone and spine and always tell whoever is giving me the massage but this one didn't listen and tried to adjust my spine. the next day I was in pain, had a headache and sick to my stomach it was awful
07/17/2012
indiglo indiglo
Yeah, but only once. I went to a girl who didn't have much experience, and she actually aggravated my sciatica - and on the side that doesn't usually bother me! (I don't know how she managed that.) Usually I feel sooo much better! (I never went to that girl again.)
07/17/2012
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