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.
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