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The Importance of Staying Hydrated Before and After a Massage

  • Category: Wellness Tips
  • Published on Sunday, 24 March 2013 12:41
  • Written by Stephanie Bedaw
Staying hydrated after massage is important.

I always tell my clients to drink a ton of water after their massages! Some ask why it's so important; others just nod and go about their business. You've all heard it before and now here's why. During a massage toxins are released from tight muscles and adhesions that are being manipulated by the therapist. These are the toxins that irritate the nerves and cause pain.

After the muscles have been worked on, the toxins then are taken up by the lymphatic and circulatory systems to be filtered out and removed from the body. This is accomplished by staying hydrated, drinking at least 8, 8oz glasses of water, daily. Not only is it important to drink water post-massage, but also to prior to receiving a massage. Think of it as priming the pump. If you do not hydrate properly, the toxins will settle and create soreness.

About Steph Bedaw

Stephanie Bedaw, Licensed Massage TherapistLicensed Massage Therapist Stephanie Bedaw is versed in a multitude of different massage modalities such as, myofascial release, deep tissue, sports massage, ROM, hot stone, Swedish, and Thai Yoga massage. She is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
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Progressive Rehab Massage Therapy is located in Nashua, NH. We also are available for onsite massage for athletic events.

Main Location:
CrossFit Nashua
106 Perimeter Road
Nashua, NH
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(603) 831-1877


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 "As an older athlete, low back pain always limited my gains. Steph's rehab work helped to relieve the pain and now I am working at full capacity."  — JJ

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