The treatment process is not completely finished when you first get off the table. Your body physiology will continue to organize over the next several days. To support your body in this re-organization, it is best to avoid stressful or disruptive circumstances that may interrupt this re-organizational process – for the first 24-36 hours after each treatment.
After each treatment it is a good idea to walk for 5-10 minutes before getting in your car. Walking will help your body settle into its new balance. Traffic can be stressful, and depending upon your particular situation, may cause your tissues to tighten up again… so take the time to walk first.
Although you may feel great (perhaps better than you have felt for years), your body remains in a vulnerable state for several hours. You may feel you can do anything. DO NOT. Let your body rest and heal. Though your body has been restored to a more normal state of functioning, it has not yet healed. Healing takes time. Treat your body with respect. Avoid any strenuous activity, especially sudden jolting movements, for one or two days after each treatment.
Drink plenty of water for one to two days following your treatment. Some patients have reported feeling severely fatigued. As your tissues free up, previously trapped metabolites may be released into your bloodstream. It is a good idea to flush them out.
YOU MAY FEEL EXHAUSTED OR SORE
Depending upon your particular problems, you may feel some initial exhaustion or soreness. This is a typical response and means your body is adjusting. If it lasts for more than a few days, please call our office or e-mail us directly.
Too much treatment in too short an interval can be over-stimulating, or disruptive. Avoid acupuncture, physical therapy, massage or other types of physical treatment for a day or so after each treatment.