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Is it normal to have a headache after a massage?

I received a massage earlier this afternoon and now experiencing some signs of a headache coming on. The therapist told me to drink lots of water which I feel like I have been. Is there anything else that I should maybe do? Thanks in advance for the suggestions and advice. (I did some research but thought I'd ask this question too.)

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Its normal because your are releasing toxins inside you. It will go away, dont worry.

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Yes only if they have been texting you for a long time or you have been staring at a screen for to long don't worry it normal but in your case it's probably dehydration probably so if it is drink a lot of fluids ok :)

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Do you drink lots of water? Or did you just take a sip and then go back to coffee, like me?

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Yes lots of water. Plan to drink more or as much as I do at work during the day.
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You should take a pain killer :)

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It is normal, and the main reason for headache is dehydration. The massage acts as a diuretic, which flushes the water out of the system. Therefore you need to drink enough water before or after the massage.

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I've drank water tonight & plan to drink what I normally do at work tomorrow (around 40-50oz). Thanks.
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Normal, you need water after a massage.

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They can trigger migraine in me. I know it is true migraine headache because I experience aura and have vision changes. I have to take migraine meds for mine. I always have it with me.

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One reason for a headache after a massage is that they released most, but not all, of the muscles in the neck. The sternocleidomastoids are usually the ones that causes it.

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Could that cause the thoart to feel sore or hurt since the sternocleidomastoids are in the area?
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Hard to say. "Sore or hurt throat" is kind of generic. Probably better discribed as an ache in the neck. Pain is pretty subjective. People discribe it differently and pain levels vary.
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I'm going to guess it's a sore thoart since I started coughing in the middle of the night & had to find a cough drop. I took some emergence vitamin C yesterday with something else & plan to down that again today. Thanks. My neck was sore some yesterday as well & I stretched it the best I could, will continue to do the stretches my chiropractor has asked/suggested I do too.
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I had my first deep tissue massage on Saturday. The massage therapist was highly recommended to me. She also does sports therapy, something called advanced release therapy and kinesio taping. I herniated a disc in July and have been going to physical therapy for the past month. I do get a light massage at physical therapy and it feels really good. I had no idea this massage therapist was doing deep tissue! But first she wanted to do a couple of the advanced release therapy stretches with me. I figured, ok, can't hurt to do a few little stretches. They were not good. She twisted me on each side of my spine. The massage really didn't hurt. She really got into muscle and also into my neck, under my skull and she pulled it slightly. However, ever since Monday I've had a pretty good headache at the base of my skull where she dug in. Is this normal? It's been 4 days since the massage. Also feel a little sick to my stomach. My headache today is not as bad as it was. I'm thinking I will never have this done again!

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Also I did drink water all day after the massage and mostly had water on Sunday. Actually that is about all I drink. I go to my pain dr about my back tomorrow for a follow up on my epidural steroid injection I had a couple weeks ago and I'm going to tell him about this headache.
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If you did indeed have a herniated disc, I would not do any type of twisting work. Muscle relaxation, coupled with traction, is what I would prefer.
It sounds like she was a little too aggressive "digging" into the muscles, causing more trauma, than good. You might be a little bruised up. That is a common mistake for a novice, but I would expect better from an experienced provider.
When working to release the neck muscles, if the SCMs are not released, you are guaranteed to develop a headache. Another common mistake.
Try Muscle Activation Technique, Neuromuscular Therapy, or Craniosacral Therapy.
You might try a muscle relaxer (Flexeril or Skelaxin). You can get a prescription from your primary care provider, or the specialist that you are seeing.
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So glad your massage didn't hurt. I don't really know what to say other than I'm sorry to hear about your herniated disc and pain. Hope your headache went away. I use deep blue rub for my headaches; it's a doterra product that I would recommend.
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