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Posted on: July 23, 2018

What Age is it OK to Have a Massage?

Is there a minimum age requirement to get a massage?

There are a number of things that you can do to unwind after a long day or a long week at work. However, few of these beat the calming effects brought about by a good massage. Massage can help you boost your mood, accelerate healing and recovery after an injury or just relax after a tiresome day at work. However, if you are younger than 18, you may have gone through a few disappointing instances where you were told that the spa doesn't allow massage therapy to minors. Here, is what you need to know about age limitations when getting a massage therapy. 

Massage is beneficial to everyone 

The one thing that needs to be clear is that there is a multitude of benefits of massage at any age that can be enjoyed by everyone. A childcare expert and licensed massage therapist will actually recommend that after a bath, the mother should use massage as it not only relaxes the infant but also helps the two to bond. Toddlers, teenager, and adults can all benefit from the stress-relieving effect as long as the context is right. 

What the spa might require from you to give a massage 

Most spas shy away from offering minors massages because of legal issues which could arise. The best way to anticipate this disappointment as you go to visit a day spa is to get the consent of a parent or guardian. It will be even better if you are in the company of an adult when going to get the massage. A licensed massage therapist will require to contact your parents or guardians to ensure they are aware of the spa day. 

Therefore, the most important thing is to ensure that you have permission from the parents when you head out for a massage. Also, look for spas which allow massage to all age groups.

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