There are a few main factors to consider when it comes to self-care of your pain between massages. One of the main things is to stretch affected areas as often as you can to prevent them from tensing up again. For example, a massage might provide relief of calf pain, but the pain will persist if you do not continue doing calf stretches even after your massage session. Talk to your massage therapist about stretches you can do on your own so you can prevent the pain and tension from coming back.
Another thing one should make sure to do between massage sessions is to heat or ice affected areas. It is also important to stay as hydrated as possible. Adequate hydration helps prevent muscle tension. Heating or icing also helps relax the muscles and prevent future discomfort.
By keeping these tips in mind, one can manage their pain and discomfort between massage sessions and quicken the process of relief.