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Cranston, RI
A 31-year-old female asked:

Every time i get a deep tissue massage i feel flu like symptoms for a day or two. i'm fatigued, i have the chills, and my whole body aches. causes?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Strong massage: Maybe the muscles are reacting to the massage. Perhaps a more gentle approach would eliminate the after effects. More information is needed to fully answer this question,.
Dr. Chris Sadeh
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Massage is: Wonderfully liberating... but it also liberates toxins, and a deep tissue massage can cause muscle breakdown as well. DRINK LOTS OF WATER! This will help with elimination of both from your bloodstream after massage. I agree a quick check with your doctor for a chemistry panel would be wise.

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