When not to massage? The list of contraindications is rather big.

Maxim Zezyukin

Maxim Zezyukin

When not to massage

You have to be careful even with massage chairs.

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Many are accustomed to the fact that massage is a pleasant and useful procedure. But do not forget that it has a rather strong effect on the state of the body and in many diseases it can be strictly contraindicated.

How to understand if you are at risk, and what you need to tell a massage therapist about yourself?

What should a massage therapist ask before a session?

Before the first session, the specialist will definitely clarify the presence of injuries, chronic diseases and problems. Do not hide this information from him – this is the only way the procedure can be as effective and useful as possible. And most importantly – harmless.

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Who Shouldn’t Be Massaged

The list of contraindications is quite large:

  • bleeding and tendency to them;
  • blood diseases;
  • acute febrile conditions;
  • acute inflammatory processes;
  • inflammation of tissues (for example, purulent wounds);
  • various skin diseases;
  • thrombosis;
  • significant varicose veins;
  • ulcers on the body;
  • inflammation of the lymph nodes;
  • active form of tuberculosis;

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  • some mental illnesses;
  • nausea;
  • vomit;
  • pain of an unexplained nature on palpation of the abdomen;
  • pulmonary, cardiac, renal, hepatic insufficiency, etc.

Also, massage may be undesirable during exacerbation of diseases in the field of neurology and joints. In case of any pinching, you do not need to make an appointment with a massage therapist right away – relieve a sharp pain with medication (after consulting a doctor), and after a massage, the massage will help to complete the treatment.

What about massage chairs?

We do not argue, massage chairs in shopping centers really look attractive. Especially after a long shopping or tedious waiting for loved ones in the fitting rooms. But do not rush to run to them – the effect can be just the opposite of what you expected.

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The fact is that technology does not take into account all the individual characteristics of a person. Especially carefully should be approached to massage the collar zone – even the strongest and healthiest people. Otherwise, pressure may rise, and in worst cases, blood clotting may also be disturbed.

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