Today’s lessons in massage school focused on sites of caution to be aware of during treatments. Circled areas, plus others on the body, should be treated very gently, if at all. No cheekbones were harmed in the making of this example!

The chief rule to follow is “no bones, no bends.” Steering clear of vulnerable places like the throat, insides of elbows, backs of knees, armpits, and groin can save clusters of veins, arteries, lymph nodes, and nerves. I will appreciate being able to learn more about how to work into these areas without applying direct pressure or compromising the tissue (and what’s underneath it).


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