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I just had a deep tissue Ayurveda massage 36 hours ago for

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Hi there. I just had a deep tissue Ayurveda massage 36 hours ago for the first time in my life...It was an indian head massage followed by oil on body...for some reason a day later I have mild headaches. Is this normal after massage? Should I worry? And as indian head massages aren't as gentle as conventional ones, he did knead my head slightly and tap on my scalp quite moderately as part of ayurveda technique...can this at all cause any concussion? Or is this my hypochondriac brain thinking out loud. Many thanks for your help.
Kosta
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 11 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I’d be happy to assist you.

I understand your concern.

Chances of concussion with such tapping on scalp are not possible.

You can take OTC Tylenol for headache.

Hydrate yourself with plenty of fluids.

You shouldn't worry.

Just wash your hair with shampoo as sometimes oil used in head massage can cause such headache however it's harmless.

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Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 11 months ago.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
thanks alot. So how long until the headaches go? thanks for the reassurance, I was just worried I would get a consussion from the banging hands on my head, but it helps to know that this is not possible, millions of indians get this massage every day at barbers, so I'm sure they don't suffer concussion from this.thanks so much doctor
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 11 months ago.

It lasts for 1-2 days.

Try such self care measures in the meantime.

You shouldn't worry.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
ok thanks doctor. I'll take your advice and hope it goes away tomorrow.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
the ayurveda clinic said that it's because it's my first time every doing this, that I am reacting this way...i'll wait it out. thanks.
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 11 months ago.

You'll be fine.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I did. thank you.
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