Why drink water after a massage and relax

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Why drink water after a massage and relax

During a massage it brings you naturally into a state of relaxation.

It is good for your overall health. When having a massage you are stretching the massage fibres.

It is like you are giving your body exercise hence the reason why some people get  post work out feeling after a treatment some people notice they feel an improvement others it will take them 24 hours to feel the benefits of the massage.

But a hot bath with Epsom salts or a hot water bottle help reduce the pain and swelling.

Which is normal to experience this.

When you are massaging you push the toxins through towards the heart and through the lymph nodes.

People will ask is toxins similar to a knot?

Yes and no.

A toxin can be any waste in your body from the environment, mould, phones,  food any foreign body that your body should not have in it.

A knot is a taught band of muscle that has been overworked and contains the lactic acid of the toxins protein and other bodily waste products.

So the muscle becomes weak and range of motion is limited due to this waste.

So why drink water?

Water will aid with the detoxification of these toxins and lube the myofascial which is a bit like bacon rind that gets stuck to your muscle fibres sticking like glue.

It also aids quicker recovery time and keeps your body moving like wd40 with a hinge.

The body has trigger points throughout and where the muscles have been injured will usually make that particular point hurt. So the therapist will compress the muscles imagine it like a spot that needs to be squeezed so I hold that spot down for 30 seconds to 90 seconds to melt the fatty bacon glue away.

Trigger points allows oxygen and fluids to pass through the inactive point.  People that do stretches and exercise will generally not have trigger points unless they over – do it which is repetitive strain injury and also people that don’t exercise and drink enough or eat the wrong foods.

So drinking water will also help but not as effective as things that we should be doing correctly and the basics Eating well, sleeping, water hydrating the muscles and exercise.

So why do we talk about relaxing after a treatment?

When we talk about relax people think falling asleep however the body due to the Touch of the massage it can be any type of massage deep tissue, Swedish etc will  switch on the parasympathetic nervous system which heals the body whilst you are sleeping and the nervous system is activated during your massage. That is why you feel rejuvenated after a massage and you want the touch to carry on having the relaxation benefits that heal your body and this healing takes around 24 hours. Hence due to the elimination of the toxins can take up to this long. And the reason why us as massage therapist encourage you to drink water and rest.


luxury summer may 2017

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want to feel good?

1 hour and 30 minutes treatment and get ready for summer.

In this luxury package deal you will get

30 minute facial

30 minute back neck and shoulder massage

30 Minute Manicure file and pant or feet you choose.


Experience this for £60.00

Don’t forget you can do pamper partys click for more information

easter deal offer lasts till 30th april

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Why I chose to become a massage therapist and why I might be able to help you

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Why I chose to become a massage therapist and why I might be able to help you!

I become a massage therapist and qualified in 2007. I first started of with the more spiritual stuff in 2004 such as Reiki which I still use in my practice.

I got into the reiki in 2004 due to my car accidents only 5. Had one the following year and I was so interested in the body from this moment onwards. If osteopaths and massage benefit me I was so eager to learn ways in how to help others through my own ailments.  And my career path started from there.

Most people may think that massage won’t help with their condition because it is just a pamper. But people that I treat on a regular basis don’t suffer from there conditions as bad as when I first started treating them.  

Once you injure yourself then you have to maintain your body to prevent your condition from getting any worse. Nothing will ever cure it but will help it in the long term from getting any worse. Which is why after care is so important and listening to the advice because it is not just about me fixing you short term it is about the long term solution the stuff you do in the meantime till you see me again.  

Yes it is about the stretching, forgetting the pain killers and cold compress and heat are sufficient try it don’t just take my word for it there are things you can do to add your recovery.

Did you know that massage can help post sports preventing you from injuries and after sports trauma? Having a massage can help? The reason being is because when you are having massage you are exercising the body and stretching the muscle fibres of the body. Do you suffer from any of the following conditions?

  • Insonimia
  • Stress/depression/ mental disorders
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bad backs
  • Artheritis any type
  • Poor skin
  • Digestive complaints
  • Pregnancy during and getting nearer to giving birth certain points can help baby along

And many more.

 Surprising but massage can help you with most traumas to the body. Just phone up and ask I offer over 15 different treatments and to be fair I combine all of my knowledge to what works and I always say to any new person expect to see an improvement in the first 6 to 10 sessions. But you will usually feel the improvement after one treatment. I always encourage my patients to use the cold compress or heat depending on ailments and regularly. I want you to get well and improve fast.


So what are you waiting for why not book a treatment with me and see how massage will help you.

This weeks special deals

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1st November to 30th November deal

Yes it is starting to get chilly outside but that don’t mean to say you have to get chilly on the inside.

Heated couch and plenty of blankets to keep you warm

So for this month treat yourself to

  • Hot stones – usually £50 this month £40.00
  • Prevent and ward of colds with an diffusion of oils and acupressure points,aromatherapy and Indian head massage included usually £45.00 Now £35.00
  • Back neck and shoulders usually £30.00 now £20.00
  • Get the girls together for a pamper party £15 per guest
  • Christmas time is approaching get a gift voucher if you buy one you can also receive a 30 min massage free yourself

Book now only at A Healing Touch