Importance of Water Before AND After Massage

Many people are aware of the importance of drinking water after their massage to flush out toxins; however, it is also important to make sure your body is completely hydrated BEFORE your massage.  Because massage begins a detoxification process, if the kidneys and other organs do not have enough water, the body’s filtration system cannot handle the excess toxins eliminated during a massage.

Always make sure your body is completely hydrated before your massage.  Start with a glass or two in the morning and drink an additional 8 ounces every hour or two before your massage.  Be sure to empty your bladder before your massage so you will not be uncomfortable on the massage table.  Continue drinking 8 ounces of water every 1-2 hours after your massage*

*this is a general guideline, not intended to diagnose, treat or cure.  Always follow your doctor’s advice, especially if on a fluid-restricted diet or being treated for medical illnesses or disease.


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