Pre & Post Massage Advice


  • Be hydrated to reduce pain.
  • Wear loose clothing.
  • Keep meals light before the massage. Massage tends to slow down the body, so eating a meal just before can result in feeling lethargic.
  • Be prepared to be moved around, interact physically and to get “homework” to maintain the work performed.


  • Soreness is normal. After 48 hours, the swelling or tension should go down and you will feel like you have a new body!
  • Don’t work out for 24 hours. Let your body figure out what’s just happened. Instead, take a warm bath .

Other information

  • Sports massage doesn’t have to hurt to be effective.
  • Consider maintenance massages at least once a month.
  • Braden uses the most up-to-date technology to show clients the human anatomy and the process of sports massage.