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What are the Disadvantages of Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy has a lot of physical and health benefits. It has been used to treat several health conditions such as migraines and menstrual pain in women. It has been used to treat fatigue, stress and chronic back and lower back pains in pregnant women. Massage therapy also helps reduce weight and treat high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.

The benefits of massage therapy are endless. Despite this, let’s have some fun and try to find some negatives about massage therapy! Yes, it’s hard to do… We searched long and hard. It wasn’t an easy task, but in this article, we did it!!! LOL. Here are our top 5!


Time Engaging

We live in a busy world where time factor is a rare commodity. Since massage therapy is an experience that takes a bit of your time, it may be challenging if you are the type that spends most of your time working or handling other activities, like watching TV all day. Yes, you may have to miss that all important football game or the 14th replay of Jerry Springer Season 15 Episode 21! Most therapies take approximately 60-90 minutes, a duration where you will be just lying on the massage bed wishing you could see two brothers fighting over a 75 year old bartender with no teeth, but hey, maybe just purchase a DVR and enjoy the best of both worlds! Yes… Problem solved! On to the next major disadvantage.

Expense

Trained and accredited therapists earn a living conducting massage therapies and they are not free. (Trust us, the free therapists are not worth paying for!) They also use quality essential oils and equipment to make sure that your skin feels wonderful. Beware! Free therapists may have your skin feeling like a crocodile. On average, massage therapies by a professional will cost you a few dollars, but trust us, it is totally worth it! Many of those free therapies will cost you a lot more and you will wish you had stayed home and watched Jerry Springer! Yes, there is a small expense, but is this truly a negative? Or isn’t it well worth taking care of your body properly? Hmm, another negative that isn’t really so negative after all. See a massage therapist that has proper training. You are worth it!

Physical Injuries

Although they rarely do occur, you cannot rule out the possibility of a physical injury because of massage therapy. How in the world does this happen? Well, if you read the “expense” negative above, you will eliminate 99.999% chances of this happening by going to a PROFESSIONAL masseuse with proper training. Preferably, professional 600 hour training and education like the Body In Mind Massage Institute delivers! Another way to avoid injury is to make sure that you are not getting a massage by a 300lb middle linebacker while riding in the back of a Toyota 4 Runner on Safari in northern Africa. That may also cause an injury!

Those 4 wheel safari massages can have you ending up with broken bones and extremely irritated nerves. These types of physical injuries are very expensive (again avoid unnecessary expenses) to treat and the mental problems developed by going over the side of a 4 Runner are hard to bounce back from. Hence, the need to find professional and accredited massage therapists. Yes, make sure your massage is in a professional environment and on a comfortable massage table.

So, now you can be confident to avoid injuries, relax in total confidence and even save on mosquito repellant!

Awkwardness

Massage therapies are often performed with the patient lying on a bed, and with their bodies half-naked and covered in a white cloth. Nothing wrong with this, but if your therapist is also half-naked, you are at the wrong establishment and may want to book that Safari massage after-all. Avoid these strange situations by reading the reviews both on-site and Google reviews offsite. No reviews? Do not visit the office or trailer park where the lights may be turned down way to low!

By doing a little research upfront, these situations will be completely avoided. A professional therapist will always respect your confort level and at Body In Mind, we have never had even a hint of such a situation. All we focus on is your needs and making sure your leave in better condition than when you arrived. There is no doubt that massage is personal and touch is involved, but never should anyone feel uncomfortable in the slightest. Another disadvantage that can be thrown on the “Not to worry” stack. Always check reviews!

Aftereffect

Sometimes a massage therapy can leave you feeling a little tired and even super relaxed. Oh no!!! A very thorough massage may in fact make you want to stay long after your massage is over and increase the 60 minute to a 90 minute. In rare cases, you may want to make another same day appointment or ask to stay the night for the very 1st massage slot of the next day. Well, one thing we dont provide is overnight room and board or marathon massages. However, we do offer frequent client discounts! And we do encourage, after your hour or so of bliss, going straight to the front desk and making a return appointment for the very next week! We love returning customers! In fact, most of our clients are!

Yes, be careful, you may love your massage so much that you will want to make massage a part of your lifestyle and as desired as your weekly visit to the nail salon, gym or even your daily fix of Jerry Springer!

All jokes aside, massage is a safe, enjoyable, affordable, and life changing experience that we hope you integrate into your very busy schedule. It is something we take extreme pride in and we hope to see you again and again.

In reality, there are very few if any disadvantages associated with massage therapy as long as you make sure to visit a professional, accredited facility with a stellar reputation. We look forward to providing you with a wonderful experience.

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