Thai massage is a popular form of massage therapy that has been used for centuries to provide relief from pain and improve flexibility. However, even at the lowest intensity, it can sometimes cause more injuries to the body. People who have cancer, are pregnant, or are recovering from surgery should not have a Thai massage. The physical intensity of this massage technique could cause health complications or worsen pre-existing injuries.
The question to be addressed is whether traditional Thai massage could cause any problems to the cardiovascular system. A recent report by Buttagat et al. found that traditional Thai massage “was associated with significant increases in heart rate variability (increased frequency of total power and high frequency). Therefore, there is no doubt that massage could alter some heart function and may be problematic in patients with underlying cardiovascular disease. Instead of a massage table, you lie on a mat on the floor while the provider manipulates your body in certain ways to stimulate your organs and improve flexibility.
Pain, redness, discomfort, headaches and the rest are common with a high-intensity massage, and while you shouldn't expect it, you shouldn't be surprised if they happen either. A hundred people could fall off a massage table with nothing but a bruise, maybe a fracture. One of the most appealing aspects of massage therapy is the sense of calm and relaxation it can provide. People who experience pain system dysfunction may have minor and major setbacks in response to an excessively painful massage. Headaches are an extremely unpredictable and complicated category of problems with countless possible causes, and can be seriously aggravated by a massage.
Serious adverse effects were most commonly associated with massage techniques applied to the neck area. If you have an injury or any part of your body is particularly sensitive to pain, be sure to tell the doctor before the massage session begins. Studies have shown that people who receive a Thai massage measure less psychological stress after treatment. These are classic non-specific symptoms that are easily triggered in many people, especially with massage for some reason28 and simply because many people are vulnerable to them for all kinds of reasons. In conclusion, Thai massage can be beneficial for some people but it can also cause harm if not done properly. It is important to understand the potential risks associated with this type of massage before deciding to try it.
People who have cancer, are pregnant, or are recovering from surgery should not have a Thai massage as it could cause health complications or worsen pre-existing injuries. It is also important to tell your doctor if you have any injuries or areas of your body that are particularly sensitive to pain before beginning a session.