Neuropathy .. Massages .. Bloodclots ( F Y I )

By MAYS Latest Reply 2011-03-03 17:25:34 -0700
Started 2010-02-15 04:13:10 -0700

Did you know :

Massages can cause loosening of a fat embolus (blood clot) that can ultimately end up in the lungs, which can possibly lead to death.

Massage is not recommended for certain people:
•infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds

•immediately after surgery

•immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor

•people with osteoporosis should consult their doctor before getting a massage

•prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage

•pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage. Massage in pregnant women should be done by massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage.

•massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.

Geriatric massage is very gentle and rarely causes adverse effects. More vigorous forms of massage, however, have been associated with bleeding in such vital organs as the liver or with the formation of blood clots.

Talk to your doctor or medical professional about massages.

I have read that in the past in medical journals, documents and blogs.

7 replies

MewElla 2011-03-02 06:53:34 -0700 Report

I never realized this. This information needs to be out in the public so everyone is aware of the potential problems. Thanks for passing this important article on..

MAYS 2011-03-03 15:48:17 -0700 Report

Thank you.
Being diagnosed with blood clots and realizing the complications that can arise as a result of them, my mentality towards getting this important piece of information out to others is reaching a peak.
Things become more meaningful when you are a victim of sorts.
I wouldn't wish this on anyone.

MAYS 2011-03-02 06:19:24 -0700 Report

What a difference a year makes!
Little did I know that I would develope blood clots later on (after writing this).
Live life, Love life, Learn from life!

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-15 10:22:58 -0700 Report

wow, that was great information, thanks Mays!
I know I have given my share of masages to pregnant woman and my sister is about to start chemo here soon, so I will inform her of that.
I have always massaged over an area where I was bruised or cut - good to know!! Thanks for taking the time to look all of this up :)