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Massage Myth #4: You can’t get a massage if you weigh too little or too much.

Welcome to myth #4 on our reasons-you-can't-get-a-massage-myth series.  Be sure to check out Myth #1, #2, and #3. Myth #4: You can’t get a massage if you weigh too little or too much. There are so many variations of this one. Skinny people don’t have enough “meat on their bones” to get a massage, so … Continue reading Massage Myth #4: You can’t get a massage if you weigh too little or too much.

Massage Myth #3: You can’t get a massage while breastfeeding.

Welcome to myth #3 on our reasons-you-can't-get-a-massage-myth series.  Be sure to check out Myth #1 here and Myth #2 here. Myth #3: You can’t get a massage while breastfeeding. This myth is so insidious, because nobody needs a massage more than postpartum parents. The idea behind this misunderstanding is the belief that massage somehow squeezes toxins … Continue reading Massage Myth #3: You can’t get a massage while breastfeeding.

Why is My Massage Therapist Always Telling Me to Drink So Much Water?

If you've ever gotten a massage, chances are good your massage therapist has told you that you should drink a lot of water afterward. Many believe that deep tissue massage releases toxins from your muscles and that water is needed to flush it out. Let's start there. What toxins are we taking about here? Toxins … Continue reading Why is My Massage Therapist Always Telling Me to Drink So Much Water?

Massage Myth #2: You can’t get a massage while taking painkillers. 

Welcome to myth #2 on our reasons-you-can't-get-a-massage-myth series.  Be sure to check out Myth #1. Myth #2: You can’t get a massage while taking painkillers.  You’re hurting, so you schedule a massage. But then you’re still hurting, so you take some ibuprofen … should that stop you from getting the massage you've scheduled? This myth … Continue reading Massage Myth #2: You can’t get a massage while taking painkillers. 

Massage Myth #1: You can’t get a massage during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Contraindication is a long word with a simple meaning: a reason you shouldn’t receive a particular treatment, such as a massage. There are local contraindications—things like a small wound—that shouldn’t be massaged directly, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get a perfectly good massage on other parts of your body. Then there are general … Continue reading Massage Myth #1: You can’t get a massage during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Should I Surprise My Partner With a Couples Massage?

Sure, this seems like a no brainer! Massage is awesome! Why wouldn't I surprise my favorite person with one? Here are few questions to ask yourself before you schedule that couples massage. Has your partner ever expressed interest in massage? Maybe your partner was rubbing their shoulders and saying how nice a massage would be. Or … Continue reading Should I Surprise My Partner With a Couples Massage?