Massage therapy is a popular form of allied health therapy that has been practiced for centuries. Despite its popularity, there are still many myths and misconceptions surrounding massage therapy. Here's some debunking for you.
Myth #1: Massage therapy is only for relaxation
While massage therapy can certainly be relaxing, it is also a form of therapy that can be used to address a variety of health issues. Massage therapy can help to alleviate pain, improve range of motion, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote overall wellbeing.
Myth #2: Deep tissue massage is always painful
While deep tissue massage can be intense and may cause some discomfort, it should not be painful. I'm a skilled massage therapist and will work with you to find the right amount of pressure that feels comfortable for you. It is important to communicate with me (or any massage therapist) during the session to ensure that you are comfortable and that the pressure is appropriate for your needs.
Myth #3: Massage therapy is not safe for pregnant women
Massage therapy can be safe and beneficial for pregnant women, with some modifications. A skilled massage therapist (I have over 12 years experience in pregnancy massage) will be able to adjust their techniques to ensure that they are safe and appropriate for pregnant women. Prenatal massage can help to alleviate the discomfort associated with pregnancy, including back pain, swelling, and fatigue.