Drink plenty of water before and after a massage

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Drinking water before a massage

Drink plenty of water before and after a massage

Most massage therapists will advise you to drink plenty of water before and after your massage for several reasons. A daily intake of water being drunk is generally good practice, the body natural hydrates, and a daily consumption of water helps the kidneys, and many other organs move the substances which our body produce. A massage therapist will generally recommend you drink water before your appointment too, this allows them to perform plenty of deep tissue movements which hydrates the muscles making them much easier to manipulate during the massage.

Drinking water after a massage helps with the fluids released from the muscles as these are manipulated by the therapist. Making sure that all muscles throughout the body are rehydrated.

During the massage, any substances that were flushed out into the muscles will be helped by drinking water. Deep tissue massage, this aids circulation through the body and expresses salt, other minerals and water from the muscles, waste materials produced by the cells is carried away by the circulation. Feeding the body, a daily intake of water, will help flush away these waste materials, which otherwise may build up and cause soreness or muscle pain after your treatment.

Massage can dehydrate your body

Massage may cause dehydration in the body. Muscles when manipulated are drained of water, moving fluid into the spaces in between the muscles. Here at Male Masseur Manchester after your massage a bottle of chilled water is offered with our compliments to help you rehydrate your muscles and help reduce any soreness or pain in the following days after your massage. When you train in the gym, you will see people drinking water, this is because when we work muscles, they lose electrolytes and water.

Ask yourself – Do you drink enough water a day? If not, why don’t you try the 30-day water challenge.

Drinking 8 glasses a water can help:

  • Reduce daytime fatigue.
  • Improve memory.
  • Nourish skin.
  • Help remove toxins from your body.
  • Aids in digestion and nutrient absorption
  • Improves all brain function.
  • Reduce risk of heart disease
  • Regulates body temperature.
  • Prevents headaches and migraines.
  • Improves your mood.

Did you know? By being hydrated by just 2% can decrease your performance by up to 20% – Print off the chart to help you track your progress.

Water challenge - drink water before and after a massage