When your massage is finished, your therapist will leave the room while you dress. Be aware that massage can be very relaxing, and affects all of your body’s systems. Give yourself a moment to reorient before slowly getting up from the table. Drink water – lots of water. During the massage, your body will release toxins from the muscles into the bloodstream and the result may be a little soreness (similar to a good workout at the gym). By drinking plenty of water, you assist your body’s natural functions in flushing the toxins from the body, preventing them from being reabsorbed into the muscle. An Epsom salt bath can also help draw lactic acid out of your muscle tissue thereby also decreasing any muscle soreness that can be felt the following day.