Debunking The Top 3 Massage Therapy Myths

As therapeutic massage grows in popularity, so do the associated myths attached to massage. Here are a few of the top myths about massage therapy that have been debunked.

No Feeling of Soreness Means the Massage Did Not Work 

One of the great results of having a high quality massage is a feeling of calmness and relaxation. The lack of soreness is not an indicator the massage was ineffective. However, there are some cases in which one may be sore because of the type of massage, such as a deep tissue, which can create mild soreness for some individuals but won’t last long.

Pregnant Women Should Not Get a Massage 

Many studies haven proven the benefits of massage for both the baby and mother. Gentle massage can bring about a feeling of relaxation for the mother and reduce aches and pains and create a reduction in stress, which is extremely beneficial during the pre-natal and postpartum periods. Discuss options for the appropriate types of massage to suit your individual needs with your Massage Therapist.

Massage Will Rid the Body of Cellulite

The development of cellulite in the body (particularly in women) can be contributed to a number of factors that include diet, hormone levels, exercise and lifestyle. Therefore, eating a healthy diet with plenty of fiber and getting regular exercise is one of the best ways to keep cellulite at bay — massage alone will not have a great effect on cellulite. 

While there may be a few things that therapeutic massage cannot truly address, there are a number of ways massage can benefit the body, like increased mobility, relaxation, the reduction of pain and stiff joints, better quality sleep, a reduction in migraine headaches and increased energy. Virtually every part of the human body can benefit from massage therapy and increase the overall quality of life when done on a regular basis. 

To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Cartersville, GA today.

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