Myths on massage therapy

3 myths on

Massage therapy

Few people are completely indifferent to massages. On the contrary, many of us have more or less true preconceptions about this type of care. As a result, massage therapy is still subject to prejudice today. That’s why we’re going to debunk 3 of the most persistent myths about massage therapy.

Myth #1

Pregnant women should not get a massage

Pregnant woman massage is a set of techniques specially designed to meet the needs of a person during pregnancy. Since many of the discomforts felt have a musculoskeletal origin, massage therapy can provide beneficial relief before, during and after childbirth.

The techniques of this massage can be used in a variety of safe positions for fetal development until delivery. It is even possible to place cushions to allow you to take the most comfortable position possible. However, we recommend that you seek the advice of your doctor or the person in charge of your health or pregnancy record.

Myth #2

People living with excess weight do not benefit from massage

Physical contact is sometimes perceived as an intimate gesture that can make some people uncomfortable. Massage therapists are committed to your well-being and are attentive to your needs and fears. If a position or technique makes you uncomfortable, we will adapt.

Massage techniques such as lymphatic drainage and anti-cellulite massage provide many benefits to an overweight or underactive body. Lymphatic drainage improves the circulation of lymph and blood, relieves musculoskeletal system pain and dislodges fat capsules from tissues and muscles to better eliminate them. As for anti-cellulite massage, it is an effective treatment for cellulite, heavy legs and varicose veins.

Myth #3

Therapeutic massages are painful

Your massage therapist is there for your well-being. The slow and gentle movements of the massage are specially designed to relieve your pain and not aggravate it. However, it is not uncommon to feel aches and pains 1 to 3 days after your treatment.

Like many health professions, the relationship between you and your therapist is a true partnership where attentive listening and constant communication are key. Before your massage, take the time to ask all your questions and express your fears.

To minimize the risks to your health, we strongly recommend that you talk to your doctor before consulting our massage therapists and orthotherapists.

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