Should I avoid getting a Massage?
Don't get a massage at all if you have:
- Systemic infectious or contagious diseases, including the common cold & flu
- Acute conditions requiring medical aid.
- Severe hypertension thats unmitigated.
- If your sick or have a fever.
You Don't want massage on an area that has any of the following conditions:
- open sores or wounds
- recent surgery
- recent burn
- Acute flare-up of inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Infection or frostbite
- local contagious or irritable skin conditions
Cautions about massage therapy include the following:
- Avoid intense massage if you have any bleeding disorders, are taking blood thinners, or have low blood platelet counts, and some caution should be taken if you have very low blood pressure.
- Massage should not be done in any area of the body with infections, blood clots, fractures, open or healing wounds including surguries recent surgery.
- Cancer patients should consult their oncologist before receiving massage.
- Pregnant women should consult their health care provider before using massage therapy.