Diana Snider, LMT Massage Therapist-Allen, TExas

Post Massage Care

imageThe most important part of receiving a massage is the care that your body receives after leaving the massage room.  Sadly, it's not enough to drink water after your massage session because if you are not careful you will begin feeling soreness 1 - 2 days later. Once you begin feeling that soreness, your body has already begun to feel the effects of toxins returning to your body's trigger points that are located in every muscle in the body.

It is also important that when you drink water you need to be consuming 1/2 your total body weight in ounces each and every day. You need to be aware that your water source may be tainted with Chlorine. Chlorine is one of the greatest toxins that you as a human will consume both internally through the water you drink as well as externally with the water you use to take showers, baths and brush your teeth. Yikes!

Due to the toxins that you are consuming on a daily basis your body fights toxins every moment you are awake and asleep.  You need to rethink your intake of bottled and filtered water because what you may be consuming may be taxing your body rather than helping cleanse the body of what it hates the most "toxins".

The following brands of water are non toxic:  Evian, Fiji, and Smart Water. You may also use a Berkey Water Purifiers (use google to find a good source) for water at home. Don't forget to buy ice trays so that you aren't mingling non-chlorinated water with chlorinated ice. Watch for sales at your local grocery store.

Also, take a look at the following websites if you have any questions concerning the water filters that you are using in your home or would want to use.
www.filtersfast.com also carries Drinking Water Test Kits for about $20 for those of you, who would like to find out exactly what is in your city's tap water.

Remember that water is not the only post care you will need for your body to be happy.  After a Trigger Point session or a Deep Tissue massage it is always a good idea to immerse yourself in moist heat for 20 minutes at a time 3 - 4 times per day for up to 3 - 4 days.