Muscle relaxants are drugs that affect the functionality of the skeletal function of muscles and lowers muscle tone. When the drug is used, you will not be able to feel any tension in your muscles or pain until the drug’s concentration is removed from the body system.
Taking a muscle relaxants or any other medication before going for a massage is not advisable especially if the massage therapist is not aware that you are using such medications. When booking a massage appointment, it is always advisable to let the massage therapist know if you are under any kind of medication and any health complication you may be suffering from.
When you take a muscle relaxer or a pain medication before going for a massage, the level of discomfort and pain you will feel during the entire process will be affected. You will not be able to know when the massage therapist is using too much pressure on you and this may have negative effects once the effect of the drug wears off.
Though it is not advisable to get on with a massage when you are under intense pain, masking the pain by taking muscle relaxers in not in your best interest too. A massage can be uncomfortable at times if you suffer from chronic pain or have an injury. Let the massage therapist know the intensity of the pressure you are most comfortable in so that he can work within the limits that will not cause more problems from a procedure that is supposed to make you feel better.
Some of the side effects of using muscle relaxers include:
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