Re: Horrible Neck pain from massage.
Yes this has happened to me many times...
Sounds like you have a case of delayed onset muscle soreness, similar to what weightlifters go through after tearing up muscle fibers. A good massage may tear some muscle fibers in order to open up knotted muscle. Unfortunately as you're seeing, your body may rebound.
To prevent this in the future, you should spend 15 or more minutes stretching before and after your massage. After the massage if you think you will have DOMS pain, you should use heat, ice, or alternating heat and ice on the spots that you know will have problems. Do another stretching session before sleep and after you wake up.
Heat, ice, stretching, muscle relaxers (soma, valium, whatever)
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