When Is It Not Okay To Get A Massage?
It is important for you to fully complete your Health History and keep your therapist up to date on your condition. Not all types of massage are appropriate for all conditions.
Many health conditions may require gentler forms of massage therapy, or more specialized techniques and treatment plans. In many cases, your massage therapist can come up with a treatment plan that will work for you and your health situation.
Be sure to let the therapist know if you have:
Even some prescribed or over-the-counter medications can contraindicate receiving certain types of massage therapy. Be sure to list any medications you are taking, and inform your therapist of any changes since your last visit.
In some situations, your massage therapist may request your physician's consent or direction.
Massage is absolutely not appropriate if:
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