Massage and Toxins

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    May 25, 2015 1:36 AM GMT
    NYT: What no persuasive science has shown is that massage releases toxins that then need to be flushed away. “I am unaware of any studies that support that idea,” said Dr. Adam Perlman, the executive director of Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, N.C., who has conducted studies of massage.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/22/ask-well-massage-and-toxins/?ref=health
  • Bunjamon

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    May 25, 2015 1:58 PM GMT
    Do people actually think massage eliminates toxins? To me, it's an argument that doesn't make sense. Massage promotes blood flow but when you massage a muscle, it actually squeezes the blood out of it, temporarily impeding blood flow. What does that have to do with toxins?

    I have always considered the best benefits of massage to be to ease muscle tightness and to relax the body. But toxins? Better to work on not ingesting them in the first place.
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    May 25, 2015 6:47 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidNYT: What no persuasive science has shown is that massage releases toxins that then need to be flushed away. “I am unaware of any studies that support that idea,” said Dr. Adam Perlman, the executive director of Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, N.C., who has conducted studies of massage.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/22/ask-well-massage-and-toxins/?ref=health



    We are getting to point where everything has been "studied" and the studies have been studied and the database is so humungous that anyone can say,
    " not to my knowledge" and be telling his truth. And to add prejudice any study that does not come out of Harvard is "not pursuasive" .
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    May 25, 2015 9:10 PM GMT
    I LOVE massages......BUT, most massage therapists are full of shit. Most of them seem to be wanna-be doctors and personal trainers, so to make up for their lack of education, they will ramble on about your Chakras, your Aura and all sorts of psuedo science. Whenever I use a new massage therapist, I let them know upfront that I don't want any advice on how to live my life or how much water I should be drinking. I just want a massage. Period.