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.
It is important for you to fully complete your Health History and keep your massage therapist up to date on your condition. Not all types of massage are appropriate for all conditions.
Be sure to let your massage therapist know if you have:
In some situations, your massage therapist may request your physician's consent or direction.
Massage is absolutely not appropriate if:
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Originally published November 3, 2014.