MASSAGE IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CERTAIN PEOPLE
We often want to relax by having a good massage, little did we know that not all of us is suitable for enjoying massage.
People of following situations are not recommended to have a massage:
– Infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds.
– Immediately after surgery.
– Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor.
– Prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage.
– Pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage. Massage in pregnant women should be done by massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage.
– Massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.
– If you are considering Thai massage, talk with your doctor first.
– Don’t eat a heavy meal before the massage.
– If it’s your first time at the clinic or spa, arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. Otherwise, arrive 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage.
– Be sure that your massage therapist has your complete health history, because people with certain conditions should not have Thai massage.
– If you feel discomfort at any time, let your massage therapist know.