But his buoyant mood was improved dramatically when manager-in-waiting Ally McCoist pulled him aside and informed him he wanted to keep him at the club.
When Healy arrived at his boyhood heroes last December, he signed a short-term deal to keep him at Ibrox until the end of the campaign and he had no idea whether or not that would be the extent of his time at the club he always wanted to play for.
Despite injury problems curtailing the amount of performances he might have got under his belt, McCoist still saw enough from the Northern Ireland inter- nationalist to convince him that it was worth offering him a new deal.
"It was the last day of the season when I spoke to Ally," said Healy. "We were obviously celebrating winning the league and he came up to me and had a brief chat with me and said he wanted to keep me.
"That was excellent news for me and was just what I wanted to hear. So, from that moment on, I never had any plans to go anywhere else. This is where I want to be and I was really happy to get things done.
"I didn't even consider moving anywhere else because, as I said, that was always going to be my preferred option. Now I've got a year's contract and hopefully I can play as many games as possible and score goals for Rangers."
A prolific marksman at international level with Northern Ireland, Healy has confidence in his own ability and believes, given the opportunity, he could prove to be a regular contributor on the goalscoring front for the Light Blues.
"Everyone will feel they can score goals as we have competition for places as it is and there will no doubt be more players arriving before the end of the transfer window," said the 31-year-old.
"Kyle Lafferty and Nikica Jelavic ended the season really well, Steven Naismith can play in attack as well, and I'm obviously hoping to play as often as possible and if I get a chance then try and take it.
"I don't set myself targets in terms of scoring goals during a season so I won't be doing anything like that this time round. Firstly, I'd just hope to stay fully fit for as much of the season as possible and take things from there."
One man who won't be available for the start of the season is Healy's countryman, Lafferty, after the striker was sent home early from Rangers' training camp here because of a groin injury.
He is expected to, at the very least, miss the start of the SPL campaign which begins on Saturday week, but Healy says it might not be the worst time for him to pick up an injury.
"Kyle's a naturally fit lad so I'm sure he won't have that much to do in terms of catching up on his fitness levels," said Healy.
"But he is out when there isn't any competitive games and hopefully he'll be back as quickly as possible.
"If it means missing the pre-season friendly matches and coming back as quickly as possible into the new season then you would rather that than missing a batch of matches once the season is up and running.
"Of course, it is a shame he had to go home early. I'm sure he was looking forward to trying to pick up where he left off by performing well for the team and scoring goals. During the run-in, he played possibly the best football of his career and it was great to see him doing so well. But hopefully he won't be missing for too long."
Healy missed out on Rangers' 3-0 defeat at the hands of Bochum last weekend after picking up a knock during the first friendly against Sportfreunde Lotte but says he is ready to return to face Bayer Levenkusen tomorrow night.
He said: "I'm fit now. I've trained the last couple of days and feel fine so I'm looking forward to the final game here in Germany.
"This is obviously an opportunity for everyone to show what they can do and we have another few games when we return, so there are plenty of matches remaining for me to get some game time under my belt.
"I was disappointed not to maybe play more games last season. But I picked up a couple of injuries at different times and that was obviously a factor in that.
"It was more frustrating than anything else because I just wanted to play as many games as possible.
"Now I've been given that chance. I know I have a full year here to try and play as many games as I possibly can and score goals for this football club.
"That's all I've ever wanted to do and I'm excited about the season ahead."