There’s nothing quite like a Five Wellbeing relaxing All About You massage to melt away the stress of everyday life. But sometimes, myths and misinformation about massages can make it tough to know what to expect, or even decide if a massage session will be right for you. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at three common massage myths that you may have heard before and debunk them, so you can make an informed decision about your next spa visit.

Myth #1: “Massages are only for athletes or people with specific injuries.”

This myth could not be further from the truth! While it’s true that athletes and people with injuries can benefit greatly from massages, anyone can enjoy a massage session. Massages can help relieve stress, improve circulation, and even help with sleep quality. Whether you’re a busy professional, stay-at-home parent, or retiree, everyone can benefit from the relaxation and therapeutic effects of a massage.

Myth #2: “The deeper the massage, the better.”

It’s a common misconception that a “good” massage must be deep and intense, but this isn’t always the case. Deep tissue massages, while effective for certain muscle issues and injuries, can actually be too intense for some people and cause unnecessary discomfort. Different massages utilize varying pressure levels, and the right pressure will depend on your personal preferences and the areas of the body that need attention. Be honest with your massage therapist about your pressure preferences, and they’ll be able to tailor your session to your needs.

Myth #3: “Massages are only for relaxation, not medical treatment.”

While it’s true that massages can be incredibly relaxing, they can also be an effective form of medical treatment. Massages have been shown to help manage and alleviate conditions such as anxiety, chronic headaches, and even fibromyalgia. Some forms of massage therapy, such as myofascial release, focus on treating specific medical concerns and can be used in conjunction with traditional medical treatments. If you’re experiencing a specific medical issue, don’t be afraid to ask your massage therapist if their expertise can help you.

By debunking these three massage myths, we hope you’re feeling more informed and confident about the benefits of massage therapy. Remember, massages are for everyone, and it’s important to communicate with your massage therapist about your needs and preferences. So go ahead and schedule that next massage session with Five Wellbeing spa and have the peace of mind that comes with knowing the facts. Your body (wellbeing and mind!) will thank you.