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 Raindrops on roses
And whiskers on kittens
Shaken martinis, enjoying bar sittin’
Expert massages, my zen they will bring,
These are a few of my favorite things!

Heading into St. Patrick’s Day weekend consider this a Public Service Announcement from your friendly neighborhood massage therapists: if you scheduled a massage for the day after a night of partying and drinking, do yourself a favor and reschedule or reconsider the alcohol. Don’t think this is us judging you! We just want to always ensure your massage experience is a great one, especially at Massage Mechanics.

A hangover is partially caused by your body being dehydrated, and dehydration is detrimental to any bodywork. When you get a massage, the fluids in your body are moved around. If you’re dehydrated prior to a massage, the work you have done may exacerbate those symptoms. Basically - if you’re hungover (even a little bit), and get a massage, you’re going to feel more hungover afterward. Any normal feelings of light soreness you might feel after a massage, especially if you’re having deep tissue work done, will feel sorer if you drank the night before. Yuck! BEWARE: After a massage, some people have said they experience feeling the effects of alcohol more quickly and more severely than what is normal for them.

Our best advice is to give yourself and your body time to enjoy your massage. Drink lots of water before your visit, and keep your schedule calm after. Make the most of your time and money by stretching that chilled-out post-massage feeling as long as you can.

With that, have a safe, and fun St. Patrick’s Day weekend! Love, us.