A 51-year-old female asked:
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I enjoy foot and leg messages but heard they can stimulate hormones, particularly growth hormones, resulting in height increase. Is that true or myth?

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Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Myth: Massages will not increase your length/height.
Answered on Jun 3, 2014

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