If you are a spa-goer, then you have probably been greeted by the slim spa water floating in a tall dispenser among slices of lemon, lime, or orange while it dances with some mint.
Good, isn’t it? And refreshing, even on cold days.
Did you know that having some water before your massage actually helps your massage therapist “manipulate” your muscles?
Drink Water Before Your Massage
As your massage therapist begins your treatment, he or she is more than likely to ask if you drink your daily dose of water. No judgment how you take it; with lemon wedges or not; just that you are drinking at least 6 to 8 glasses a day. As you finish your session, your therapist will greet you with a glass of water, and remind you to continue, or begin, your water regimen.
It is easy to forget if you are not already a daily drinker, but maybe this will help.
According to WiseGeekHealth.com, “Drinking water after a massage will help a person’s body and mind back to the present. Drinking water after a massage helps the body eliminate toxins that were released.”
And there’s more.
Why It’s Even More Important To Drink Water After Your Massage
In an article posted on DoctorOz.com, it points out why it’s even more important to drink water after a massage. For one, a massage “dehydrates” your body. This is because of the “kneading and working [your] muscle” which “gets fluid pumping out of the soft tissue and into your circulatory system,” heading straight for your kidneys. Muscle manipulation also affects your “metabolic waste.” This may explain your need to go to the bathroom right after a massage. Given that a massage helps with release, it makes sense that you would need to replenish your fluids, with water.
Water comprises three-quarters of our world, and about 65% of our body. Water is our world. Don’t fear it – Drink up!