4 Myths of Massage Therapy
It may come as a surprise that a large part of my massage practice is purely education. Some of this education revolves around what they’re feeling in their body and how they can counteract those feelings physically or emotionally. But most of it is actually correcting mis-education.
I hear myths repeated without any knowledge behind the claims except for “my massage therapist told me it’s true, so it must be” or “my colleague said it, and it sounded good.” Sometimes, it’s simply no knowledge of the benefits of massage.
Whether it’s correcting misinformation or simply providing a foundation for clients new to massage therapy, I strive to equip my clients with knowledge to help them achieve true wellness by understanding what’s going on in their bodies. I am mindful of the vulnerability present in one’s healing journey, and it is a true privilege to be part of that process. Here are a few points I share frequently:
The most important thing to remember is that you and your massage therapist should have open communication before, during and after each session. There are plenty of massage therapists in the sea of bodywork. Don’t settle for one that doesn’t have your best interests at heart.
Author: Jenny Bork is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in stress management, chronic pain and movement education. She is currently accepting new clients.
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