Water…Just Do It!

Sharing reflexology puts me in a unique position to see the visible and tell-tale effects of dehydration on a pair of feet. When I ask people how much water they drink every day, the typical answer is almost always, “Not enough.” We all instinctively know we don’t drink enough water! Reflexology stimulates the 15,000 nerve endings in the feet, and the lymphatic system begins to release the toxins into the body’s fluids. These toxins must be flushed out of the body or they will settle back into the tissues causing unpleasant symptoms. As one of the body’s “sewage systems,” the lymphatic system collects and dumps toxins at its elimination sites, and cannot do this vital job properly without adequate and abundant water.

It is advisable to drink water both before and after a reflexology session. Afterward, people feel wonderful due to the release of endorphins, and the changes continue for quite a while unless the “homework” of drinking water is ignored. Occasionally, people experience uncomfortable reactions such as a headache or insomnia, or return of aches and pains. When asked whether he or she drank water, the sheepish answer is usually, “Well, no...” Reflexology is NOT just a good “foot rub;” it is intense body work, just like a trip to the gym. After the body is put through its paces, its fluids must be replenished. Replacing the spent body fluids is NOT just a “good idea,” but absolutely vital. When the nerve are property hydrated, people rarely suffer negative reactions after a reflexology session.

“Drink eight 8-oz. glasses of water daily for optimum health.” Also, “drink half our body weight in ounces of water every day.” We’ve all heard these two adages many times. Given these basic health guidelines, if you weigh 130 pounds, then you would need at least 65 ounces of water per day (half a gallon). Most people make the mistake of believing that if they drink fluids such as coffee, iced tea, sports drinks, milk, juices, sodas, and alcoholic beverages, that they have met their daily water intake. Fluid intake does not equal water intake. To maintain the correct acid to alkaline ratio within, our bodies perform a delicate balancing act. Do you realize that in order for the body to neutralize the acidity of one ordinary glass of soda, you would have to drink TWO GALLONS of pure, high alkaline WATER?! One 8-oz soda is 50,000 times more acidic than neutral (7.0 pH) water! Some people routinely drink a Big Gulp every day! WOW!

Human life begins in amniotic fluid. As we grow, mature and age, we become progressively more dehydrated. While being hydrated during a reflexology session is encouraged, it is equally important to stay hydrated for daily living. Everything works better (joints, backs, necks, organs, muscles, etc.) when bathed in pure, high alkaline, life-restoring water.

Water is so basic and fundamental, it’s easily overlooked, minimized and neglected until a health challenge arises. This amazing liquid, water, deserves a closer look. See my website for more information.


Author's Bio: 

Vivienne Bailey’s daughter was 11 months old when the infant had open-heart surgery. To assist her recovery, Vivienne turned to the healing arts of Reflexology, Reiki, Aromatherapy (Raindrop Therapy & VitaFlex), Tibetan Bowls Sound Massage and most recently, Kangen Water.(TM) Email: YourWaterWisdom@gmail.com or call:
407-677-1448 or visit www.YourWaterWisdom.com.