Drinking water after massage recommended. One reason is that water will help the kidneys and other organs process the various substances which move through the body on a regular basis and after a massage treatment, a lot of toxins have been released, so you need to flush them out.

According to MayoClinic.com, water is used for a variety of functions in the body, such as moistening tissues and protecting internal organs, dissolving nutrients to be absorbed by the body, lubricating joints and regulating body temperature. Water is important because it makes up about 60 percent of your body. In addition to the functions listed above, water helps the kidneys flush out waste products as well as help in oxygen transport to the cells of the body.

Daily water recommendations vary from different sources. MayoClinic.com says three strategies are common: replacing the amount of water lost based on urine output, drinking eight 200ml. glasses of water per day, or consuming a specified amount-roughly 1.8l for men and a little more than a 1 for women.