You've all heard me say 'drink plenty of water' and here's why...
To get the most out of your treatment drink some water beforehand and give your body a head start on its 'deep clean'.
The kidneys filter about 200 quarts (180 litres) of blood plasma every 24 hours, or, to put it another way; 3 litres, 60 times a day
Which is insane; have you seen how big they are!
Just one of the fantastic benefits of a good massage is that your urinary system helps to give your body a really good cleanse.
With all that rubbing, kneading, squeezing and for some of you - snoring; the metabolic waste rate increases, so your blood stream gets packed with stuff like urea, uric acid, ammonia, water and nitrogenous waste products; all bi-products of metabolism.
This is all a naturally occurring activity in the body but with treatment, we have increased it, and the way out for these 'fatigue' products is through the urinary system, and your kidneys play a massive part in that.
During/after your massage, your body may let you know it needs more fluid by increasing the thirst, or by giving you a yucky headache, if things are particularly congested.
All you need to do is drink plenty of water to 'dilute' the blood, after all we have given the kidneys a huge job to do.
I think of it as being the difference between sieving peas or soup !
So, alleviate their workload and make a life a little easier by drinking plenty and give your kidneys the time and space to filter out those nasties.
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