Biggest Massage Therapy Misconceptions
Surely there are a ton of massage therapy misconceptions, for whatever reasons. But to avoid writing a book, respectively save both mine and your precious time, let’s just ‘touch’ the 3 biggest and most common ones.
The mistake that I observed most often is that motion, where the “patient” is sitting and his/her friend is grabbing the person’s superior trapezius muscle (lower neck/shoulder muscles), pulling it up a few times and most of the times both look super happy. The reason for that happiness is, that the massaging friend believes in having great skills and helping the friend, and the friend is slightly turned on because of the reflexology trigger points that are usually touched during this unprofessional activity.
But pulling up those muscles are already a no-no, and that “technique” basically lacks the correct preparation, direction, time length and motions.
Since the body has trigger points for good and for harm plus there are important arteries not to be pressed on etc etc, one can only imagine the harm these well-meant massages can do to one’s health.