Water is that magic wet substance that is vital to all forms of life.
Human beings – by and large – consist of around 60 percent water.
The Journal of Biological Chemistry says that our lungs are about 83 percent water, the brain and heart contain 73 percent, our skin is composed of 64 percent fluid. Our kidneys and muscles are 79 percent water.
Interestingly, even our bones are somewhat watery at 31 percent.
From a biological perspective, water has many different properties that – as those in white lab coats would say, “Are critical for the propagation of life”.
Ripple is a mobile massage and beauty business that brings the day spa to you across Australia.
You might be surprised to learn that massage is dehydrating.
When your massage therapist kneads and works on your muscles, the fluids within them are activated and released. Once these fluids are in your circulatory system, they head straight for the kidneys.
Massage also stimulates the lymphatic system so toxins are released and water, of course, helps to flush these out too.
For these reasons, our massage therapists always recommend you drink more before and after a massage.
That warm herbal tea or that cool cup of water provides your kidneys with the extra fluid needed to efficiently remove the newly liberated wastes and will also help your muscles fully re-hydrate so they feel supple and work well. More after massage tips are here
Ultimately, drinking enough water is essential to good health – a well-hydrated body is able to detoxify, process nutrients efficiently and transport oxygen throughout all cells.
So, when your massage therapist suggests you drink an extra glass of water or two – she cares for your overall well-being and wants you to feel at your best. Always.
Have more questions for your massage therapist? Some of the common ones are here.
If dehydration happens and it is not corrected then your body can begin to shut down.
Urination eventually stops, the kidneys pack up and the body can’t remove harmful waste products.
The same thing – but different. Back in 2007 news broke of the death of a young American woman who competed in a radio station’s challenge to see how much water contestants could drink without going to the bathroom.
The Coroner reported that Jennifer Strange died of ‘Water Intoxication’ and many were gobsmacked that this could even happen.
Hyponatraemia is the medical term for water intoxication and it occurs when sodium in the blood plummets to a dangerous level.
When this happens, your body’s water levels rise and your cells begin to enlarge. This swelling can cause many health problems.
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Author Biography – Ali Saoirse – BEc University Sydney, GradDipPsych Bond University, Diploma Remedial Massage, Certificate IV Massage, Level 7 Kahuna Massage, Qualifications in Pregnancy Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology from Gold Coast TAFE.