“Water is the driving force of all nature.”
— Leonardo da Vinci
WATER = Clear. Smooth. Liquid Goodness
WATER is the most important and abundant compound in all living things and by far, the largest single component of the human body, averaging 55% in females and 60% in males of TOTAL body mass.
Our bodies NEED water! Yup a legitimate necessity, as one cannot survive for longer than three days without it. We live in this constant, daily balance of fluids, with a steady level of intake through ingested fluids and moist foods to outtake from our pee, poo, sweat and the vapor from our breathing. Normally, body fluid volume remains fairly constant because our water loss equals water gain. This is essentially why the basis of daily water consumption is so important and at the very least, why we should reach for a glass right now and down it. Let's explore further the benefits of drinking it frequently, consistently and abundantly today and everyday.
Regular water consumption regulates body temperature, moistens tissues in the eyes, nose and mouth which in turn boosts our immune responses, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, lubricates joints, dissolves mineral and nutrients to increase accessibility and absorption and lastly, lessens burden on the kidneys and liver by flushing out waste products. This last benefit mentioned applies to massage therapy, we are releasing those waste products out of tight, tender, knotted soft tissues and facilitating them into the body's circulation. We want this to happen! Basically those pesky toxins move into the body's stream to leave and never come back. A good idea then is to be hydrated before your massage treatment and we always stress the importance of HYDRATION post treatment.
Strategies to keep your daily water consumption on track:
ALWAYS start your day with a glass of water, before anything else... TIP, pour it the night before to have it readily available
Use a reusable water bottle and bring it with you to work or while you are out and about and SIP on it through the day
Whenever you get home from being out, drink a glass (washing hands too is another good practice)
If frequent night time bathroom trips are an issue, slow down your water consumption by mid to late afternoon
Cheers! Here's to being well hydrated!