There is a great deal of misinformation floating around about what massage will or won't do for you. Much of that misinformation continues to be taught in massage schools. For instance: "Massage detoxifies the body".
Myth: Perhaps we should start with the definition of toxin: "a poisonous substance that is a specific product of the metabolic activities of a living organism and is usally very unstable, notably toxic when introduced into the tissues, and typically capable of inducing antibody formation". So, a toxin can be either plant or animal based, like poison ivy or a spider bite. If toxins were released by massage, a simple urine, saliva or blood test would determine that. While it is true that massage affects every system in the body, it will not specifically detoxify the body. Massage can improve the functioning of your organs - which are responsible for detoxifying the body.
Myth: Massage removes lactic acid.
Myth: No Pain No Gain.
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