Massage is the Hangover Cure You’ve Been Waiting For
You’ve probably heard of some of the classic hangover cures. Here are a few that aren’t as great as they’re cracked up to be.
- Prevention – not drinking at all – is the only surefire way to avoid a hangover. But if you wake up with a throbbing headache, this knowledge is completely useless to you. Let’s move on.
- Hair of the dog. Continuing to drink might delay the onset of symptoms by a few hours. But at some point, even you will have to stop drinking at some point, and your hangover will be even worse. Plus, if you’re nursing a hangover on a workday, most employers will be less than sympathetic to a “medicinal” shot of vodka at your desk.
- Greasy food. While any excuse to eat hash browns is welcome, there’s nothing about grease or fat that is particularly curative. (That said, some nutrition is always a good idea.)
- But there’s one hangover remedy you might not have considered – and it works. Massage. Here’s why massage is the hangover remedy you’ve always wanted.
It’s completely natural. No need to take drugs like aspirin, which can thin the blood and tax your already overloaded liver.
Massage boosts your immune system. During a hangover, your body is full of toxins, and your liver, the organ responsible for breaking them down, just can’t keep up. Massage will help your lymphatic system clear your blood of all the poisons you put into it on summer.
Hangovers mean headaches. A massage is a great way to increase circulation, which also pushes blood to the brain, easing pesky headaches caused by your hangover.
The only real cure for a hangover is time and rest. A massage helps your body relax and heal itself.
So go ahead and have fun on summer – just make sure to book that massage to cure that hangover afterward!