Have you ever wondered why you are told to drink extra water after a massage?
Your therapist is not just lecturing you on good health. When your muscles are manipulated during a massage waste materials and other toxins are released from the muscles and into the blood stream. Just like when you exercise, massage, especially deep tissue or sports recovery massage, dehydrates muscles and removes electrolytes. In order to help your kidneys process and flush out these toxins, it is important to drink additional water. Water will help prevent unnecessary soreness, possible nausea, and an overall sluggish feeling. Your body is happy to get rid of all the “junk” it has been storing but you need to help it along with SOME extra H2O.
Keeping your muscles hydrated regularly helps keep the tissue supple and healthy reducing tension and spasm.