I want to be Russian one day.
I want to be Russian one day.
Because I said so.
And although I never seem to get tired of doing stupid things (watching violent crime shows right before bed and then having nightmares about severed heads or eating too much sugar and then waking up every hour forever and then seriously contemplating why that keeps happening but not requesting that Dr. Doom stop buying Sour Patch Kids and soda), at least I know I’m stupid. That’s gotta be good for something.
As I was editing this post, I was both impressed and confused with the information I gathered until I realized that I wasn’t the one who wrote it. Heh. It was from a spa blog called Milk + Honey out of Texas. I like their explanation of the importance of drinking water especially after a massage.
Have you ever wondered why you are told to drink extra water after a massage? Your therapist is not just honing a nurturing instinct or lecturing you on good health. When your muscles are manipulated during a massage waste materials and other toxins are released from the muscles and into the blood stream. Just like when you exercise, massage, especially deep tissue or sports massage, dehydrates muscles and removes electrolytes. In order to help your kidneys process and flush out these toxins, it is important to drink additional water. Water will help prevent unnecessary soreness, possible nausea, and an overall sluggish feeling. Your body is happy to get rid of all the “junk” it has been storing but you need to help it along with extra H2O. Keeping your muscles hydrated regularly helps keep the tissue supple and healthy reducing tension and spasm.
There is debate about the actual amount of water that is considered the right amount. A good way to know you are hydrated is to make a point to drink your 8 glasses a day and if your urine is clear then, you are hydrated. If you are already a pro at staying hydrated, then go ahead and tack on an extra 3-4 glasses of water after a massage. Every body is different so you might have to test it out and see how much is enough for you. If the day after a massage you are stiff and fatigued, add on a couple more glasses the next go around. You will find your body feeling renewed and rejuvenated.
In my own experience, last time I had a deep tui-na massage I forgot to drink water. Of course I did. I had no specific requests because my body was in such sad shape that I seriously didn’t care what she did. It was some rad deep work and I allowed it because although I would be sore for a few days, I would feel great after that. I walked home afterwards because I forgot that I don’t like to walk anywhere and I had little clue where I was or who I was after getting off that massage table. When I arrived home I felt dizzy and nauseated. I decided that I had contracted the flu and began going through a list of clients I had worked on that day who I could hate for selfishly spreading their unforgivable rotten germs with me. Then it hit me like one would a crack whore asking for the product before the service. How did I fail to realize that this therapist beat the living hell out of my body and I needed to flush out the crap that was begging to get out?
Just drink water. I bet crack whores never drink enough water.
I just went to text someone by using the remote control.
Absolutely no justification for this behavior. None.