When a massage treatment should be avoided

Most of us know the positive effects that a massage session can have. Now the word massage is not only associated with relaxation but also with relief from both physical and mental problems. But as beneficial as massage therapy can be, there are times when you should avoid it.

It is important to know when massage is forbidden or can be done under certain conditions, so it is necessary in some cases to talk to our therapist.

Unfortunately, if there are any health issues you are experiencing, massage therapy or a treatment with the wrong technique can cause you problems.

Some of the symptoms that you should take seriously and consult your doctor and therapist are:

  • If you have a fever
  • If you feel dizzy or nauseous
  • If you have cancer
  • If you have a problem with blood clotting
  • If you have blood clots
  • If you have rheumatoid arthritis
  • If you have osteoporosis
  • If you have burns or open sores
  • If you have skin conditions
  • If you have respiratory problems
  • If you have had a stroke
  • If you have had a heart attack
  • If you have just had a serious operation
  • If you have inflammation or the flu
  • If you are pregnant.

Open and comfortable communication with your therapist is important. Even if you do not have a problem, if you feel discomfort or pain during the massage you should tell your therapist directly, in order to relax the intensity of the pressure.

It is also important if you have any allergies to mention so that the appropriate massage products (oils, creams, scents, etc.) are used.

If you have chronic health problems, find a therapist who will show sensitivity and knowledge to provide you with proper massage therapy.

Your therapist should always know your health history. This will allow you to apply the technique your body needs.

You should always choose experienced and certified therapists, like all therapists at the SEVENOCEANS treatment center who are ready to receive you.