When is massage not recommended?
“There are times when getting a massage is not advised: When someone has an active fever, inflammation due to injury, overly high blood pressure, infectious disease, skin conditions such as impetigo, active herpes or boils, varicose veins, hernia, skin cancers or all cancers where radiation or chemotherapy are involved …
What are the contraindications and side effects of massage therapy?
For the following conditions massage therapy is locally contraindicated, or the affected areas are to be avoided:
- Acute flare-up of inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
- Deep vein thrombosis.
- local contagious or irritable skin conditions.
- open sores or wounds.
- recent surgery.
- recent burn.
What diseases should massage therapists avoid?
When you have any of these conditions, please do not book a massage: Fever. Contagious diseases, including any cold or flu, no matter how mild it may seem.
The therapist can massage but not over any areas affected by:
- Varicose veins.
- Undiagnosed lumps or bumps.
- Undiagnosed pain.
Why do I pee so much after a massage?
Kneading and working your muscles gets your fluids pumping out of your muscles and into your circulatory system. From there it heads to your kidneys, which is why many people need to urinate right after a massage. Due to this dehydrating process, you need to replenish the lost water by drinking more.
Can massage damage kidneys?
Kidney Conditions or Liver Conditions
Massage can put increased strain on both the liver and kidney if they are not functioning normally. This occurs because massage increases blood flow, increasing the movement of waste through the body.
What parts of the body should not be massaged?
Some vulnerable areas of the body are exposed during a massage.
Avoid the following spots of vulnerability:
- Front of the neck/throat: You’ve heard of the expression, “Go for the jugular,” right? …
- Side of the neck: It’s not quite as sensitive as the front of the neck, but you should still treat it gingerly.
What will a client feel after a massage?
“Immediately after the session most people feel relaxed, less stressed, and frequently like they need a nap. Some people feel invigorated and want to do something active, and others are very spacy for a while.