Is Massage for You?

Risks of massage

Most people can benefit from massage. 

However, massage may not be appropriate if you have:

  • Bleeding disorders or take blood-thinning medication
  • Burns, open or healing wounds
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Fractures
  • Severe osteoporosis
  • Severe thrombocytopenia

Discuss the pros and cons of massage with your doctor, especially if you are pregnant or have cancer or unexplained pain.

Some forms of massage can leave you feeling a bit sore the next day. But massage shouldn't ordinarily be painful or uncomfortable. If any part of your massage doesn't feel right or is painful, speak up right away. Most serious problems come from too much pressure during massage.

In rare circumstances, massage can cause:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Nerve damage
  • Temporary paralysis
  • Allergic reactions to massage oils or lotions

Before your session, you will be asked to fill out a confidential form where you will be asked if you have any pre-existing health conditions. This will help your Licesned Massage Therapist determine if massage therapy is right for you as certain health conditions may be contraindicated for massage.

If you have additional questions or concerns, ask your physician.

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Source: Mayo Clinic

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