Massage Monday 7-4-11: Don’t drink and massage

Happy 4th of July!

Today I wanted to remind you, or let you know if you didn’t know already, that alcohol and massage do not mix. You may think alcohol would relax your body and mind and getting massage before or after drinking is a good idea but no, they don’t mix.

When you receive massage your body detoxes. That’s one of the reasons why you may feel groggy and heavy and tired after massage, and that’s why you need to drink lots of water after massage to flush out the toxins. If you receive massage when you are drunk with lots of alcohol in your system, your body detoxes the alcohol on top of whatever the toxins you may already have in your system. You can actually get really sick if there are too much toxins in your bloodstream.

It depends on individual’s tolerance level, but please wait until the next day to receive massage especially if you do heavy drinking.

Please don’t drink and massage. Have a happy, safe 4th of July!