Proper hydration is essential for all of the body's functions. There are several theories on how to determine the appropriate amount needed on a daily basis, and yet there is also general consensus that few people drink enough water to meet the body's requirements.
Massage alone mobilizes muscle and connective tissue, releasing fluids and sending them to the kidneys. If there are points of injury and/or constriction (knots) that inhibit circulation of fluids, body work can facilitate the release of that metabolic waste as well. At Naturale Alternatives, Electro-Body Therapy combines body work with microcurrent; the additional stimulation of microcurrent will aid in moving a lot more nitrogenous metabolic waste out of the muscles and tissues than body work alone.
Drinking water assists the kidneys in processing out this waste instead of allowing it to pile up in other areas of the body. If you feel flu-like or get a headache after treatment, you can be sure that drinking extra water will help. A long, hot soak in the tub will also aid in the process of releasing toxins or waste material.