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.


Elizabeth Plant DipVTCT, MAR

Massage Therapy | Coaching | Reflexology

T:  07423 019459

Based in Cheshire, England, UK

Coaching available online or in person at my clinic.

Knutsford | Mobberley | Wilmslow | Alderley Edge

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