Massage has come a long way over the years. More people seek its benefits, regulations and laws are now in place for the safety of therapists and clients alike, and less people see massage parlours as places that promote lewdness or just pampering. A recent study shows that 54% of people seek massage for medical reasons. As the acceptance of massage as an effective treatment for pain and overall health increases, more people grow to trust their massage therapists to give them an education on ways to reduce pain and inflammation in the body. It is so important for massage therapists to give the best and most up to date information on body mechanics, remedies, stretches, etc. to help our clients to the best of our abilities.
The growing field of massage definitely has some interesting “facts” out there. Ideas and misinformation abound with the limitations placed upon the educational programs of most massage therapy schools.. With that, and the tendency of practitioners to give easy answers instead of overloading their clients with information, it’s understandable how this misinformation gets recycled. This perpetuation of misinformation casts a very poor light on the legitimacy of massage as a real means to overcome these health obstacles.
I felt it would be a good opportunity to address some of these fallacies here. In this blog I would like to explore these “facts”, see if they really hold up, and to give you a little more detail to have a fuller understanding. So without much further ado…..