1. Drink lots of water: It is important to keep well-hydrated for 48 hours after an ashiatsu session. The deep work of ashiatsu moves out residual toxins that tend to get stored within the tissue. After the session these toxins are free floating in the bloodstream looking for a place to go. Drinking lots of water will flush these toxins out of the body through the urinary system. If the body remains under-hydrated, the toxins will either settle back into the muscles or they will be filtered through the hepatic (liver) system, which can lead to headaches or nausea. Avoid these potentially undesirable effects by drinking lots of water. As a side note, you may also wish to avoid drinking alcoholic beverages after your massage or you may end up feeling more side-effects than usual.

2. Eat something: It’s a good idea to get some food into your stomach after your massage, especially if you have not eaten in a few hours. Your body will use every means to rid your body of the toxins that were released after your massage. The...


Everyone reacts to cupping a little bit differently, so it's important to give your body a chance to recuperate after the experience. Some patients feel ready to run a marathon while others may experience fatigue, soreness, or even mild headaches. Either way, please take note of the following:

  • Keep the cupped area covered, warm, and free from any drafts following your treatment. Cupping opens the surface of the body, therefore temperature extremes (especially cold or wind) can trigger the muscles to go into spasm or tighten up. You need to be sure to keep the area protected and avoid activities such as hot tubs or cold showers. Warm baths are acceptable if you can avoid leaning back into the tub where the area may be put up against cold ceramic.
  • Drink plenty of water! Since toxins have been released back into your system, be sure to drink plenty of fluids to help your body flush them out.
  • Eat something- To avoid nausea, make sure you have something in your stomach to absorb...