Busting 5 Massage Myths

Today we’re breaking down 5 myths about massage and bodywork:

1. Massages are basically all the same.

Certainly not true! Spa massage focuses on stress relief and helping to diminish general muscle soreness. Sports massage is useful for athletes of any kind, and helps to keep muscles and joints in top shape. Massage for physical therapy is geared toward healing specific injuries and keeping bodies mobile while they recover.

2. The effects of a massage are only temporary.

A massage therapist is able to help "retrain" muscles' memory to help reduce pain and stress on a body long after a session is complete. Having a regular massage scheduled can be a great boost to a healthy lifestyle, and can be a lifesaver for those suffering from chronic pain or stiffness.

3. One should feel sore the day after a massage, or it didn't "work."

Some people may feel a bit sore the day after a massage, especially if it was for deep tissue manipulation, as the muscles are technically getting a workout while being stretched and worked. But not feeling tender the day after is perfectly normal, too, and is not the sign of a failed massage.

4. Massage only moves muscles around.

Not true! Working with the body’s own energy, trained massage therapists can help alleviate swollen joints by gently moving stagnant synovial fluid. They can also stretch tightened areas of the fascia, the tissue that connects bones, joints and muscle.

5. Do not interrupt a massage therapist, even if what they are doing is hurting.

Definitely not true! If anything other than a "good hurt" is felt, the massage therapist should know right away. They will not be embarrassed or angry; they will be grateful and adjust the process.

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