Health Tip: Getting a Massage?07/14/14
(HealthDay News) -- While massage therapy can help ease various
aches and pains, it's not appropriate for everyone.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
offers this advice:
- Massage therapy may not be appropriate for all pregnant women.
Speak with your doctor if you are pregnant before getting a
- Anyone taking a blood-thinning medication or having a bleeding
disorder should avoid forceful or deep tissue massage.
- Don't perform massage on any skin wound.
- Anyone with cancer should speak to a doctor before having
massage therapy on or near the affected area.
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