October 10, 2019
Massage therapy has been shown to have few serious risks provided it is performed by a properly trained therapist and appropriate cautions are followed.
Avoid massage all together if the following are present and until they are resolved:
severe unstable hypertension
systemic contagious or infectious diseases, including the common cold and flu
acute conditions requiring first aid or medical attention
Avoid massage on the affected area for the following conditions:
Acute flare-up of inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis
local contagious or irritable skin conditions
open sores or wounds
General cautions for massage include:
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