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  • Writer's pictureHayley from HRM Beauty

The Healing Crisis

As a therapist you only want your clients to have the positives from a massage, but sometimes the body has other ideas. These symptoms aren't 'bad' but they feel it in the short term.


These symptoms are physical but can be caused by physical or phycological issues already present.

I have made two people cry, one have an epileptic fit (she didn't declare it before hand), one faint and a few feel dizzy. There are usually other factors as well, including not eating beforehand, the temperature being too low or high etc.


Crying is a release of emotional tension, although it might not feel like it in the moment, but we all feel better after a good cry!


Fainting or feeling dizzy is the body in shock from a quick release of toxins. When we release a 'knot' or area on physical tension, the first place those toxins go is the head, causing the body to go into shock and feel dizzy/faint. These symptoms are temporary and will subside.

Although it may not seem like it, if you are in this category, you are very lucky. Your bodies are more susceptible to massage and need less treatments to cleanse your bodies of toxins and tension. Although we may not be able apply as much pressure, as we don't want our clients passing out, it is a delicate balancing act.

You may also find you go to the toilet more than normal, again this is a common reaction and it is another way of your body getting rid of the nasty bits that were stuck.

Everyone's pain thresholds are different, tell your therapist if there is too much or not enough pressure for you.
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