Does Massage Therapy Do More Harm Than Good?

Massage therapy is a popular form of relaxation and healing, but it can also have serious side effects. While serious injuries from massage are rare, there is potential for internal bleeding, nerve damage, allergic reactions, and other complications. People with weak bones, such as those with osteoporosis or brittle bone disease, may be more vulnerable to injury. It is important to disclose any medical conditions or allergies to your massage therapist before the session begins.

Sports massages are a combination of techniques tailored to the specific needs of athletes, depending on their sport and the muscles they use most. It is important for massage therapists to be aware of high-risk situations that they may encounter in their practice. Massage can be intense and may cause pain and discomfort afterwards, known as post-massage pain and discomfort (PMSM). People with pain system dysfunction may experience setbacks due to an overly painful massage.

It is important to make sure that your massage therapist is fully certified and trained in their practice. Cancer patients should avoid direct contact with the tumor site during massage therapy. Intense exercise and massage can cause milder states similar to rabdo, although this is an underreported complication. Overall, massage therapy can be a great way to relax and heal, but it is important to be aware of the potential risks involved.

Disclose any medical conditions or allergies to your therapist before the session begins and make sure that the center is fully certified.

Dora Peckens
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