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The 3 Misguidings of Massage

January 24th, 2014 • Posted by Touch of Light Therapeutic Massage • Permalink

The number of beauty myths is astonishing and massage therapy has a few myths of its own. We're setting the record straight on three massage myths.

Myth #1: One massage solves all your problems.

Studies show massage therapy can alleviate several medical problems like sports injuries, chronic back pain and headaches. However, one massage isn't a cure. Depending on your condition, you'll want to work out a routine with us. You may start out getting several massages a month and then cut back until you find a frequency that works best for your body.

Myth #2: To be effective, a massage should hurt.

We do use some tactics that apply more pressure than others, but no massage should hurt. If you feel any discomfort during your massage, speak up. Some people have a low tolerance for pain. If that's the case, we can alter the techniques to reduce any discomfort you're feeling.

Myth #3: If you're pregnant, you shouldn't get a massage.

This myth has been around for a while and it's nothing more than an old wives tale. There are many specific techniques for pregnant women that are designed to relieve tension in the neck, back and feet. A prenatal massage can be relaxing for both mother and baby.

If you have any questions about safety or techniques used during a massage, be sure to ask. There are many myths about massage and we are more than happy to set the record straight.

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