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Myths of Massage

Lt's dispell the myths of massage. Some myths have been handed down through generations of massage therapy students.

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Comment by lee kalpin on February 20, 2012 at 8:24pm

I am the person who started this comment thread, and I would be interested in writing  an article on the subject.  Please contact me at 

Comment by Gary W Addis, LMT on February 4, 2012 at 12:01pm

Daniel, I just tried it and it did work.  Thanks for posting it

Comment by Daniel Cohen on February 4, 2012 at 10:48am

I see I lost the final 2 when I copied the first time. Use the second post.

Comment by Daniel Cohen on February 4, 2012 at 10:47am
Gary I tried it again and it went through. What browser do you use?

Comment by Gary W Addis, LMT on February 4, 2012 at 10:21am

Daniel, the LA Times link didn't work for me...the paper couldn't find the article

Comment by Daniel Cohen on February 4, 2012 at 10:10am

Study works out kinks in understanding of massage

Scientists identify the mechanism behind the therapy's benefits, comparing biopsies to show that the interaction with muscle proteins reduces inflammation and helps cells recover.

February 01, 2012|By Eryn Brown

An interesting study using muscle biopsy and putting to rest all claims related to lactic acid and massage.

Comment by Lauriann Greene, CEAS on December 11, 2011 at 6:28pm


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Comment by Lauriann Greene, CEAS on November 28, 2011 at 4:46pm


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Comment by Lynne Stiller on December 15, 2010 at 2:27am
"Old injuries will retain their disorganized scar tissue patterns unless you intervene to reorganize it along the original lines of orientation by using frictions to break down the fibers that go the wrong way and allow Mother Nature to encourage new fibers that go along the original lines of orientation. That is how you come up with the treatment plan timing. Break it down, let it heal randomly (the only way it knows) and break the new fibers that are going the wrong ways while preserving the good ones. At the end of the treatment plan, the only survivors are the fibers that go along the original lines of orientation." This statement is off the mark a bit. The body adds tissue along lines of tension which are caused by chemical and electrical polarity. If, as is suggested in the above statement, the manual breaking up of scar tissue were the only way to heal scar tissue to a more original state, then acupuncture would not be effective to assist in healing injuries & increasing ROM. There are many ways both chemical and muscular to effect similar, albeit better results, than continually and forcibly breaking up scar tissue to force the body to re-start the healing process.
Comment by lee kalpin on December 14, 2010 at 9:00pm

Thanks Ariana.  It's great to have another educator on this site.

Your "beauty myths" are excellent!  I have heard most of them at some time.


I particularly like to combine the myth about cellulite with one about massage.  Some salons and spas claim that massage can get rid of cellulite.  Oh how I wish it were true!   But unfortunately, NOT! 


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