Honouring best practice for a session with T.R.O.J.A.N Horse, there are 2 guidelines it is sensible to follow. Please note these are guidelines not rules.
- Don't eat a big meal before a session. If your body is busy trying to digest a large meal, it is already busy with a task and will not be able to respond as well to a massage.
- Alcohol is a toxin. When you have a massage, your lymphatic system is stimulated causing your lymph glands to secrete lymph into your system in concentrated amounts. The lymph then rushes around your body eagerly looking for foreign bodies and toxins to flush out. Being under the influence of alcohol, therefore, whlist receiving a massage, is not recommended. It could give you a nasty headache, bring on nausia, or exacerbate the effects of intoxication.
In the afterglow of a session with T.R.O.J.A.N Horse, you may experience what is commonly termed a contra-indication or healing crisis - not as scary as it sounds: peak levels of physical energy, an emotional high, or the desire to exert yourself in activities like cleaning, vigorous exercise or masturbation. These energetic responses are not designed to be spent on such tasks. Instead go for a peaceful stroll. Have a salt water bath. If you have a garden or park nearby, take your shoes and socks off and walk on some grass for 20 minutes. Or just put on some classical music and sit for a half an hour with your eyes closed. Your job during a healing crisis is to let the energy go to work where it is needed in your body, and try not to interrupt the process by thinking you know best!
Try to steer clear of alcohol, heavy foods and processed sugar for at least 24 hours after a session. Drink at least 2.5L water per day for 2-3 days if possible.