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3 Common Massage Therapy Myths Busted

Health & Medical Blog

Massage therapy is used by many Americans for medical and pain-related reasons. While massage therapy is becoming more popular among the general population, there are still many myths about the practice. Below are three common myths and the facts behind them.

Myth #1: Massage Therapy is All About Muscles

While the majority of massage techniques within massage therapy deal with the movement and manipulation of muscles, there's so much more to what massage therapists do.

Muscles are a large part of the musculoskeletal system. Muscles interact with other parts of this system, such as nerves, ligaments, tendons, and bones. Due to this interaction, massage therapy can help to relieve aches and pains that might not be directly related to muscles, such as carpal tunnel or sciatica. Massage therapy is not all about muscles – instead, it's about the overall wellbeing of the client.

Myth #2: If You're Not in Pain the Next Day, the Massage Wasn't Effective

Massages don't have to be painful or intense for them to have an effect. For many, the only lasting effects of a massage are pain relief and relaxation.

There are a few techniques within massage therapy that can be momentarily painful or uncomfortable, such as deep tissue massage and pressure point manipulation. But the purpose of massage isn't to make you uncomfortable, but instead to relax you and provide you with long term pain relief and other benefits.

Myth #3: Massage Therapy is Never Covered by Health Insurance

There are two general categories of massage: massage for relaxation and massage for medical purposes. While not all insurance companies will cover massage therapy, even if deemed a medical necessity, there are a few companies that do see it as a medicinal tool and will cover the visits.

The best way to learn about your insurance company's stance on massage therapy is to read through your member benefits manual, or call and speak with an insurance agent. This is a good step for those who may be worried about the costs of massage therapy and fear their claim being rejected. If your insurance company doesn't cover massage, consider speaking with massage therapists in your area to see if they offer payment plans or sliding scale payment arrangements.

To learn more about the benefits you can receive from massage therapy, speak with your doctor. They may be able to refer you to an experienced massage therapist, like those at SpineCare Chiropractic Daniel S. Wright, D.C., and even provide you with more information regarding common practices and benefits. 


11 June 2015