If you’re active, it’s likely you have a collection of rehab professionals that you see.
If this sounds like you, that’s great! I am glad you are taking the steps to be the healthiest version of yourself to continue staying active and doing what you love.
People often think, ‘no pain no gain’ and ‘the more the better’. When it comes to treatment I would have to disagree!
Have you every thought about how many treatments do you get in a week, or even in a day?
I would air on the side of caution when booking two treatments in one day. That is a lot for our bodies to handle and if you are sore for 3 days after those treatment days then it’s likely that your body thinks so too!
Try and space appointments at least by a day. If you are getting a deep tissue massage, I would wait at least a day or two to have another treatment from an Athletic Therapist or other rehab professional.
If you have a big event or a race coming up, I would book your last treatment two days before your event incase you have any soreness the following day. By event day you will be fresh and ready to go!
If you are seeing someone new then try and remember how you feel 1, 2 and 3 days after that treatment. 1 day of soreness is ok, 3 days is too much.
Think twice when booking multiple appointments and ensure you have adequate spacing between them for your body to reap the most benefit!