Three Common Misconceptions About Therapeutic Massage

1. The main objective of massage is relaxation.

Because relaxation is fundamental for the neuromuscular response in the body to be effective, relaxation is important. A relaxed musculoskeletal system allows deeper and more efficient work in the connective tissues, fascial system, muscles, and joints. Although the main objective of therapeutic massage is not relaxation, it is useful to achieve optimal therapeutic levels.

2. Massage is not for everyone.

Increasingly, massage is being recognized as an effective method of "tuning the skeletal muscle system."

Because massage can accelerate the recovery of the neuromuscular system after repetitive physical activities, its application extends to areas that require repetitive movements for example those performed by athletes, dentists, surgeons, computer scientists or people who engage  in recreational activities like gardening, running, mountain biking, or dancing. In order to avoid injuries, having tailored preventive and therapeutic massage programs is advised. 

3. One massage is enough to solve the problem.

Indeed, a single massage can undoubtedly alleviate many symptoms, but it is critical to understand that therapeutic massage is a process in which each session contributes to recovery with a therapeutic effect that is cumulative and progressive towards full recovery. I usually recommend three or four sessions in a row (one per week) to achieve optimal results.

by Daniel Villeda

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