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What do you do after the massage is over?
If you're like most people, you probably enjoy a good massage. But what do you do after the massage is over? Here are a few things to keep in mind to make sure you get the most out of your experience.
Drink plenty of water to help your body flush out toxins
It's important to practice healthy habits every day to keep our bodies functioning properly and feeling their best.
One way we can do this is by drinking plenty of water. Not merely a beverage, water is vital to the human body - it helps with organ functionality, aids digestion, and flushes out toxins that gradually build up in our system.
Hydration and Detoxification
Hydration and Detoxification of the body are part of the same two-way process. The water that goes into the cell quenches its thirst and nourishes it, the water that goes out of the cell washes away garbage and dirt with it.
Sea salt is an electrolyte that allows energy (electricity) to flow through the body.
I recommend at least 3 liters of water a day in which unrefined and non-iodized sea salt is dissolved in a ratio of 1/2 to 1 teaspoon per 1 liter of water.
Without hydration, there is NO detoxification and cleansing of the body.
Sea water contains 84 minerals. These are the same minerals found in the blood plasma. Seawater is a colloid that is easily absorbed into our body when we drink it.
Excess salt is easily excreted in the urine. Your urine will be saltier.
Salt is also absorbed through our skin. Evidence is more frequent urination and salty urine after swimming in the sea.
The sea hydrates us - it supplies us with water and minerals, cures depression and raises our general well-being.
Drinking the recommended 2 to 3 liters of water per day throughout the day can help us stay hydrated and feel better on the inside, as well as give us a boost of energy and a subtle boost in concentration.
Staying hydrated also keeps our skin looking supple, which makes us look more awake than coffee ever could!
After all, our bodies are made up of 70% water, so keeping that balance is essential!
Avoid alcohol or caffeine
Maybe the day ahead is filled with early mornings and tight deadlines, making it vital that you stay sharp and alert.
If you want to give yourself an extra edge, why not try abstaining from alcohol and caffeine?
These two popular substances can offer an immediate jolt of energy or relaxation, but they can also leave us feeling tired and drained in the long run.
Get enought sleep
Focus on as much sleep as possible, to have enough sleep and be rested we need seven to eight hours.
Also reach for some healthier alternatives like fresh fruits or nuts that offer a natural boost to energy levels.
It may sound daunting at first, but avoiding these two culprits has been proven to leave people feeling more energized, alert, and focused!
Who knows - this could turn out to be your favorite day yet. Give it a try! You won't regret it!
Eat a light meal if you're feeling hungry
If you find yourself getting hungry between meals, it can be tempting to reach for a sugary snack or binge eat to satisfy your hunger.
However, it's important to remember that these cravings may not necessarily reflect true hunger and thus should be resisted when they arise.
Instead, aim to have a light meal rather than an unhealthy snack.
Eating something like soup or yogurt will help fulfill the body's need for energy without resulting in over-consumption of calories or leaving you feeling overly full.
Not only will this provide your body with nutrients in moderation, but it will also help reduce cravings as we're trained to associate meals with satisfying and stalling our hunger.
Eating smaller meals throughout the day has been proven to stabilize metabolism and weight management as well, so opting for light snacks when you feel peckish is a win-win situation all around!
Bottom line: If you're experiencing true hunger between meals, try going light and listening to your body. You'll thank yourself later!
Take a warm bath or shower to relax your muscles
After a long day of work, nothing is quite as relaxing and restorative as a warm bath or shower.
Soaking in hot water can help ease muscle tension, while the heat helps to stimulate circulation and bring relief to achy joints.
One way to make your bath or shower even more enjoyable is with aromatherapy.
Whether you choose a fragrant oil, or essential oils, or simply drop some herbs like lavender and chamomile directly into the tub, these products provide additional soothing and stimulating benefits that help relax your body and put you in a tranquil state of mind.
Get some rest - a massage can be exhausting!
Massage therapy is a wonderful way to relax, reduce stress and even alleviate pain.
After all, your body's response to being touched can help to reduce muscle tension and improve circulation.
However, massage therapy can be quite exhausting as well. Although it may not seem so during the session itself, massage therapists often develop sore hands and shoulders after several hours of work.
To ensure that massage remains an enjoyable experience, both clients and practitioners need to remember the importance of rest.
Once you've had your session, don't just jump back into running errands or working out - take some time to recover from the relaxing session before resuming normal activities!
Although there are different schools of thought on post-massage advice, the tips above will help you be more comfortable and reap the full benefits of your massage no matter what type it is.
Give yourself time to relax before getting back into your hectic life and try not to have a very strenuous activity planned for the rest of the day.
If you're feeling sore after your massage, don't worry - it's normal!
Just be sure to drink plenty of water, avoid alcohol and caffeine, eat lightly if you're hungry, take a warm bath or shower, and get some rest.
If you would like to know about other possibilities of massage in the comfort of your home check out our articles about best massagers.