Although there is a lot of negativity — also known as realism — in this article, I also still recommend massage. It has some plausible medical benefits, even if they are inconsistent and unproven.
While massage may have developed a reputation as a decadent treat for people who love pampering, new studies are showing it has a wide variety of tangible health benefits.
Many women who work as professional massage therapists say they face constant sexual harassment—inappropriate requests, heckling, and unwanted touching—from their male clients.
Though cost is important because you likely know how much you want to spend, you shouldn’t let that be the only factor you consider. The cost of massage chairs can be quite expensive, though we did look for some more affordable options. Think about as an investment in your future that will help you cut back on expensive trips to the doctor or chiropractor.
Say the word "massage" and most people imagine a person lying naked beneath a sheet while a spa worker slathers her in oil, New Age Peruvian flutes trilling quietly in the background. And though many massages are like that, there are innumerable varieties that are completely different...
They pay for their comfort; I get paid to suspend mine for 60 to 90 minutes at a time.
Give them 60 minutes, and they’ll have your body decoded.
The term “massage therapy” includes many techniques, and the type of massage given usually depends on your needs and physical condition. In general, massage therapists work on muscle and other soft tissue to help you feel better.
A lot of the scientific research on massage therapy is preliminary or conflicting, but much of the evidence points toward beneficial effect on pain and other symptoms associated with a number of different conditions. Here are six things you should know about massage therapy for health purposes.
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