Can Deep Tissue Massage Cause Injury?

Massage is generally considered to be a low-risk activity, but deep tissue massage may not be suitable for everyone. Injuries such as bone fractures can occur, and massage of the injury itself is not recommended during the acute phase of any sprain. However, massage of the surrounding muscles can help reduce inflammation and speed up the recovery process. Self-massage can be a great way to relax and connect with your body when feeling stressed or tense.

Although massage is rarely the cause of an incident, it may interact with an underlying vulnerability such as a muscle disorder or a medication side effect. It is possible for someone to fall off a massage table and suffer only minor bruises or even a fracture. It is also possible for a blood clot to break free during deep tissue massage and travel through the bloodstream, leading to serious health problems. My name is Eve and I'm an avid massage enthusiast - I recently purchased a massage chair! Finally, massage therapy can sometimes be an expensive alternative to more appropriate medical care.

Massage therapists should be aware that their primary responsibility is to safely manage high-risk situations that they may only encounter a few times in their career. There is no consensus on whether ice or heat should be used for injuries, and many medical professionals support either method. Deep tissue massage may not be 100% safe for all cancer patients.

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