The Importance Of Water After A Massage

Getting a professional massage is one of the most rewarding and therapeutic things that you can do for yourself. Taking the time to yourself to get all your body’s aches and strains sorted out is a great feeling, and odds are, you want those results to last! After getting multiple massages from one of LaVida Massage’s many locations, you likely have been advised by your massage therapist to drink plenty of water over the next few days. Have you ever wondered why that is? Our team of massage experts has put together the most common reasons why we advise our clients to hydrate after a massage; read on to learn more! 

Massages Dehydrate the Body
While you’re relaxing, your massage therapist is kneading the muscles in your body to release built-up tension and tightness. In doing so, fluid pumps out of the tissue and into your body’s circulatory system, ending up in your kidneys. You’ll likely have to use the restroom after a massage, meaning that your body will have little to no water left in it after. Fueling up on water restores the body to its appropriate hydration levels! 

Water Detoxifies Pollutants 
After your massage, the pent-up toxins may not fully have been eradicated from your body. Drinking water can help the kidneys, as well as other organs, process numerous substances that travel through the body on a regular basis. Typically, after a massage, many toxins have been released and they need to be flushed out. Drinking water naturally detoxifies the body of pollutants, meaning the more you drink, the more harmful toxins you flush out! 

Also, drinking water before a massage can help too. The massage therapist will be able to perform a deeper massage because the muscles are easier to manipulate due to them being more hydrated.

Drinking Water Reduces Soreness
Many people commonly admit to being a bit sore after a massage. This is completely natural. When the muscles are healthy and hydrated, they’re soft and allow blood to freely flow through them. Now, when the muscles are dehydrated, this is what causes you pain and soreness. The muscles become tight and compacted which can restrict movement and cause discomfort. To help with the soreness, drinking water gives your muscles the hydration they need to heal. 

To schedule your massage, contact the professionals at LaVida Massage today! 

Communicating with Your Massage Therapist

Massage has a long history in cultures all around the world. For some, massage is a luxury. But, massage has a plethora of health benefits and can be used to help sore muscles and tired bodies. However, one of the most important parts of receiving a...

3 Surprising Facts About Massage Therapy

In recent years, massage therapy has become increasingly popular as the general public becomes more aware of all of the incredible benefits that come with regular treatments. We now know that many aches and pains associated with a variety of...

How Massage Can Help Improve Sleep

Sleep is very important obviously, and it is true that many people do not get the sleep they need on a regular basis. Massage has many benefits, and it turns out that improving the quality of sleep is one thing that massage can do for you. It is one...

3 Benefits of Getting a Postpartum Massage

Childbirth brings delight and exhilaration, yet for many women, the experience can be demanding-physically and emotionally. It’s thus imperative to ensure that you receive proper nurturing to support you through this time. A postpartum massage...

Debunking The Top 3 Massage Therapy Myths

Many people today misunderstand the difference between a casual massage they might receive at the spa and therapeutic physical therapy massage. Even with all the science behind Massage Therapy, various myths still plague this important and effective...

Top 3 Benefits of Massage Therapy for Weightlifters

Massage therapy feels so good that it is often viewed as a luxury service for people who like feeling pampered. Yet, you should know that professional athletes frequently turn to their massage therapist for therapeutic services that improve their...

Massage Therapy for Trochanteric Bursitis

Each bursa in your body is a fluid sac that acts as a shock absorber where tendons and ligaments meet joints. The trochanteric bursa is located on the outside of the hip, a common place for injury related because of exertion or a sedentary...

Therapeutic Aromatherapy for Insomnia

Insomnia is a difficult battle that may leave you feeling drained, frustrated and sometimes hopeless. Thankfully, there are all-natural ways to combat this sleep disorder. This beginner’s guide to aromatherapy will give you the tools to take...

Should I Cancel My Massage if I'm Sick?

Massage therapy is great for overtaxed muscles and relieving tension. It also supports the healthy function of major organ systems, but it's not a cure for active infectious diseases. There are three people to consider if you are tempted to keep...

Are You An Insomniac? The Right Massage Can Help!

Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Is falling asleep or staying asleep a difficult task that never fails to leave you drained the next morning? Before you turn to potentially harmful medication for help sleeping, you should try getting a...

What Can First-Time Massage Clients Expect?

If you're looking for a way to loosen up and relieve all your aches and pains, massage therapy is an ideal solution. Massage has an abundance of health benefits that are sure to leave you feeling fresh and renewed. If it's your...

Strengthen Your Heart Health With Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is more than just a way to reduce the built up tension in different areas of the body. It offers a wide range of health benefits as well. There are many reasons why a massage can benefit a person's health, with a boost in heart...

Feel Better in Just 15 Minutes!

Many of us hardly have time to balance our numerous roles in a typical day, let alone relax in the midst of chaos. Luckily, there’s a solution for anyone who desires a fast way to slow down in the middle of work, school, or running errands: a...
Page: 12 - All
New Client
One Hour Massage Session:
New to LaVida Massage?

As our guest, we want to share our
practices and procedures so you feel
completely comfortable at your local
LaVida Massage Center and
throughout your session.