Category Archives: Getting Massage

Times You Should Not Get a Massage

Almost everyone is a great candidate for relaxation and for getting massages, whatever the reason. However, there are times when it is best to not get a massage – as health precautions for your own body and for the health of others. 1. Infections If you have a cold or a flu, the massage therapist may choose to not work with you. They obviously don’t want to catch any of the infection that you have. When you are sick, a massage may sound comforting and extra relaxing, […]

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Things Your Massage Therapist Should Know about You

Before getting a massage, your massage therapist needs to know about you. Do you have any health conditions? What is your pain tolerance? These are just examples of things that your massage therapist is going to need to know about you to ensure that your massage is relaxing and is as pleasurable as possible. 1. Health Conditions Things like chronic pain are things that you need to tell your massage therapist about. There are different types of massages they can use to alleviate the pain and the […]

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How Often Should You Get a Massage?

One of the most common questions asked about massage therapy is how often you should get a massage. The answer is that it all depends on why you get massages. Do you get massages for health benefits? Do you get massages to help you relax? Included is a list of reasons why people get massages and the recommended number of times you go get a massage for that reason. This should help guide you in determining how often you should get your massages. Relaxation The first reason […]

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A Massage Doesn’t Have to Hurt

Most people believe that any type of massage has to hurt in order to be effective. You’ll be happy to know that the saying, “No pain, no gain” doesn’t apply for massages. Sometimes the most effective massages are the ones that don’t cause you any pain. Deep Tissue Massage A deep tissue massage is when the massage therapist manipulates the deeper layers of your soft tissue and your muscles. Commonly it is found that the massage therapist will use lotions and oils to help relax the top […]

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