Aftercare Advice

 

After the treatment, it is adviseable to:
  • get up from the couch or treatment chair with care as some people experience light-headedness following a treatment

  • drink plenty of water for the next 24 hours as this helps with hydration and elimination

  • avoid stimulants, alcohol or caffeinated drinks for at least 12 hours (preferably 24 hours)

  • cut out smoking if you are a smoker (now is a good time to stop - smokers stop every time they sleep so it’s easier than you think!  Therapies such as NLP, hypnosis and acupuncture can help)

  • eat light meals rather than heavy ones for the next 24 hours

  • if you will be driving or working then have the window slightly open to ensure you get lots of fresh air to keep you alert

  • take as much rest as you can over the next 24 hours and relax (if you can have a nap then do so)

  • only do light exercise and avoid any strenuous activities for the next 24 hours

  • do not go swimming for 12 hours if you have had Ear Candling 

  • if you have been given a treatment with an aromatherapy or therapeutic carrier oil, then it is best to leave the oil on for at least 12 hours to allow it to be absorbed (use a towel on your pillows to stop the oil going through).  For washing oiled hair, first apply your shampoo onto the hair, and then the water and then shampoo as normal.

  • if you have received Aromatherapy please do not use other products on your skin as they may interact, until you have washed.

  • please leave on aromatherapy essential oils on for at least 12 hours as this maximises their benefits.

  • avoid strong sunlight or sunbeds if you have received aromatherapy especially with citrus type essential oils as they are photosensitising in UV light.

 

Side Effects (Contra-actions)

Some clients may experience emotional release during or following treatment e.g. laughing/giggling (and no, reflexology is NOT ticklish!) or crying. Also, mild cold-like symptoms such as aching and a runny nose may appear for next 24 hours following treatment, along with the possibility of more frequent urination and/or bowel movements. Some people may feel more tired (most people report that they have a really deep sleep the night following a treatment).  

Follow up

Please do call me if you have any queries.  If you have any health concerns then do contact your GP in order to seek medical advice.

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