Massage has been used as therapeutic practice for thousands of years, providing a way to get rid of everyday stresses while also helping to rid your body of harmful chemicals, such as cortisol which is commonly referred to as the stress hormone according to Jim Dondero. Some have claimed the beneficial effects of getting a massage might be enhanced by drinking water afterwards by getting rid of other possible toxins in the body.
However, mainstream scientists have not yet backed up these claims with research and many deny that drinking water is in any way helpful after receiving a massage. Although, it certainly isn’t harmful to enjoy a cold glass of water either.
Furthermore, most scientists do not believe massage causes toxins to be released from the body, a commonly held belief by those in the industry. But science doesn’t understand everything, there is a reason why massage has been perfected over many centuries with people claiming to enjoy a wide variety of benefits from getting one regularly.
So, just because science has not proved it doesn’t mean it isn’t true. Science is not flawless either, mistakes are made every day. The placebo effect for example has been widely documents which means If someone believes drinking a glass of water after a massage helps to further reduce toxins in there body, toxins are more likely to be flushed out due to their strong belief. It’s certainly better for you than seeking relaxation at the local watering hole.