Thursday, March 7, 2019

It’s near spring!
- make hydration fun

Doing it for you - means that in addition to having regular massages - post massage hydration becomes as important as the massage itself.

We’ve all heard it before - but it’s still worth repeating - 60% of the human body is comprised of water.

According to the “Functions of Water: Health Benefits”, Everyday Health, “Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it’s important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water.”

So while hydration is important for the everyday proper functioning of our body, it’s very important after you’ve had a massage

Working and kneading the muscles during a massage, pumps fluid out of the soft tissue, into the circulatory system. Massage further relaxes the tension, also releasing the circulatory pathways and allowing nitrogenous metabolic waste into the system. Everything heads to the kidneys, and the bodily fluids need to be replenished.

But what if you don’t like water? In fact there are many ways to enjoy it. Check out this week’s hydration recipe which focuses on spring and summertime ingredients.

Minty Watermelon Wave


3 cups chilled watermelon, cubed
squeeze of fresh lime juice
1 sprig mint
1 cup coconut water
1 cup ice


Place all of the ingredients into a blender.
Blend until smooth.

Here’s to more fun hydration recipes in the coming months. Meantime drink lots of water everyday and particularly on massage day - to stay healthy!

Much love,
Academy Massage Therapy

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