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Chiropractor in Amarillo Staff Discusses WhyYou Get Sore After A Massage?

Being sore after a massage is very common. Right after a massage you usually feel great, relaxed, and rejuvenated. But oftentimes the next day you have muscle soreness, some fatigue and just don’t feel quite right. Then you start asking yourself, why do I feel this way?.  More than likely it was due to the massage.

There are a lot of reasons that you are sore after a massage. It could be the total intention of the massage between you and your therapist. A massage is often like a workout to the muscles, if the muscles are not used to it, they will often respond with soreness and muscle fatigue. The soreness will usually last one to two days, sometimes it can last longer depending on the person and the intentions of a therapeutic massage. There are lots of theories on why this happens and people experience different things with their bodies.

The more you massages you receive the less sore you will be as your body adjusts and gets used to this type of workout to the body. Remember if it is too much you can discuss this with your therapists and you can adjust your sessions to be more comfortable and less sore.

By moving so much in the body and fluids, a massage helps break up and flush out body toxins. Always be sure to drink plenty of water to help flush out all these toxins and replenish the body.

If you ever have any questions about anything be sure to talk to your therapist and they will be happy to explain everything to you.

Here is what the National Institute of Health has to say:

Heath Henderson, MS, NMT, LMT

Remember a lot of times when you do something to the muscle adhesions to get rid of muscle tension and strain. Breaking up these adhesions and getting the muscles to loosen and relax will cause some soreness.

Mr. Henderson is a staff member for Creek Stone Integrated Care working with Dr. Jeff Williams, an Amarillo chiropractor. 


Dr. Jeff Williams, DC, FIANM is a Fellowship-trained Neuromusculoskeletal specialist and chiropractor in Amarillo, TX. As an Amarillo chiropractor, Dr. Williams treats chronic pain, disc pain, low back pain, neck pain, whiplash injuries, and more. Dr. Williams is also the host of The Chiropractic Forward Podcast. Through the podcast, Dr. Williams teaches fellow chiropractors and advocates weekly for evidence-based, patient-centered practice through current and relevant research. If you have any questions for Dr. Williams, feel free to email at [email protected]


Learn more about Dr. Williams and his practice at Dr. Williams's full-time Amarillo chiropractic practice is Creek Stone Integrated Care at 3501 SW 45th St., Ste. T, Amarillo, TX 79109


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