After you receive a massage at Elements Therapeutic Massage of Boulder, your therapist will provide you with a free half-liter of spring water. He or she will tell you to make sure you drink the water and to stay hydrated after your massage. You may wonder why it's so important to drink water after a massage.
Therapeutic massage works the muscles and as this happens, the muscles release metabolic toxins. These toxins need to be flushed from your system, and the way to do that is to drink plenty of water after your massage. If you do not remove these materials from your body, they can build up and cause muscle soreness and stiffness.
Another reason to drink plenty of water after a massage is to rehydrate your muscles. Whenever your muscles do work, they can be depleted of water. Because your muscles are doing work during a massage, drinking plenty of water ensures that your muscles will be rehydrated properly.
So remember, to get the full benefit of your massage, drink plenty of water afterwards.