Posts tagged Contraindications
Why Your Massage Therapist Asks All Those Health Questions

Before your first massage, I’m going to ask you about your medical history. I have an intake that will ask about what medications and medical conditions you have, and a whole host of questions about your health history.

So why is this? Why am I being so darn nosy? Why do I need to know such detailed, personal information about you that you may only otherwise share with your doctor?

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Massage Myth: Contraindications Edition

CONTRAINDICATION is a long word with a simple meaning: a reason you shouldn’t receive a particular treatment, such as a massage. But there’s a type of contraindication that seems to make the rounds on a regular basis: the mythological kind. Despite all the scientific advancements we’ve made in studying massage therapy over the years, there are a few persistent misunderstandings that just won’t seem to die. And while tales of mermaids and unicorns can brighten an otherwise dull day, these massage myths unfortunately prevent too many people from getting the professional bodywork they deserve. So here are four massage myths BUSTED…

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