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5 Common Myths about Massage

Myth #1: Massage is a luxury activity for the wealthy.

Debunked: Massage needs to be accepted as an important tool in preventive healthcare. In fact, receiving a massage on a regular basis can save people a lot of time, pain and money in the long run.

Massage has shown to have a positive effect on overall health; reducing body aches, tension and stress while increasing mobility, energy and much more.

Myth #2: All massage is created equally.

Debunked: Massages vary in origin, style, and techniques. Different massages produce different results.

While Swedish massage touts to be great for relaxation and Shiatsu is known for its deep pressure, Raynor Naturopathic Massage (RHM) is a combination of these forms and others. However RHM is unique, in that, it treats the body, mind and spirit. 

Myth #3: Massage is only for women who go to a Day Spa.

Debunked: Massage can provide benefits for both men and women, babies, children and the elderly; for pregnant women, labourers, athletes and in conjunction with physical rehabilitation.

Advanced Raynor Naturopathic Massage Practitioners are trained to help address the needs of people from all ages and stages of life.

Myth #4: People who are experiencing neck, shoulders, and/or back pain should have their neck, shoulders and back massaged.

Debunked: Pain and tension held in the neck, shoulders, and back most often originate in the head, hands or the feet. It can also be the result of stress, emotions and other health problems that aren’t being properly addressed.

Raynor Naturopathic Massage incorporates reflexology of the hands and feet, understanding that one area of the body can greatly affect another area. It is important to find the source of the tension, release the anchor points, which will then loosen the rest of the body.   Otherwise massaging over the painful areas in the neck, shoulders and back may result in temporary (not long term) relief and more pain.

Myth #5: Massage Courses are only for people who want to pursue massage as a career.

Debunked:  While Raynor Massage Courses will train you for a new career, enable you to get insured and start your own massage practice; they are also for people who just want to learn a new skill or to be more proactive in providing preventive care for their family and friends.

No one likes to see their loved ones stressed out or in pain, so whether it’s an ageing parent, crying baby, hard working spouse, injured athlete, exhausted parent, or health-conscious friends—everyone can benefit from a Raynor Massage.

Find out how to enrol in our 1-2 week Raynor Massage Courses today.