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Why Is It So Important to Drink Water?

May 23, 2013

Dennis Y.
Elements West Chester

"In general, the body benefits from proper hydration.  But after a massage it's especially important to drink lots of water.  Consuming water will help the kidneys and other organs process the various substances which move through our bodies on a regular basis.  Drinking water before and after a massage makes it easier for your therapist to perform deep work because the muscles are easier to manipulate. Think dry sponge versus wet sponge."

Alicia A.
Elements Costa Mesa

"Drinking water after massages helps the kidneys and pancreas process and flush toxins from the body after they've been released into bloodstream.  It also re-hydrates the muscles with new oxygenated cells to increase repair of muscle fibers after they've been massaged. And it can prevent you from getting sore the next morning. Especially after deep tissue massage, muscles get dehydrated. When muscles are dehydrated they get very sore and tight."

Colleen O.
Elements Louisville East

"Water is hugely important for all kinds of reasons.  It's safe to say that although many factors determine the percentages, our bodies are made primarily of water.  So when we aren't replenishing it on a regular basis, our body doesn't function as well as it could.

"Being dehydrated can sap your energy and make you feel tired and dizzy.  One of the biggest culprits of many headaches is actually dehydration.  Drinking the right amount of water for your body type can be a quick way to keep those headaches at bay.

"Drinking water is also great way to keep healthy-looking skin and can help with many digestive problems.  It's just a great way to keep our bodies functioning at peak performance."

Brandon H.
Elements Chandler/Ahwatukee

"All cellular function is based on water levels.  So keeping hydrated and drinking water regularly leads to a healthier body."

Tracey D.
Elements West Plano

"Because our bodies are at least 75% water, we use it up and need more to keep from becoming toxic. Dehydration makes you feel bad and over long periods of time causes many health problems."

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