Question: When should you not massage someone?

When is a massage not recommended?

There are times when getting a massage is not advised: When someone has an active fever, inflammation due to injury, overly high blood pressure, infectious disease, skin conditions such as impetigo, active herpes or boils, varicose veins, hernia, skin cancers or all cancers where radiation or chemotherapy are involved

What is a contraindication for massage?

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a contraindication is “something (such as a symptom or condition) that makes a particular treatment or procedure inadvisable.” Therefore, massage contraindications are preexisting conditions or medical complications that may prevent you from receiving massage therapy.

What type of contraindication is when the massage should be absolutely not performed?

Massage should not be done in any area of the body with blood clots, fractures, open or healing wounds, skin infections, weakened bones (such as from osteoporosis or cancer) or where there has been a recent surgery.

Why massage should not be carried out if certain conditions are present in your client?

A contraindication is a pre-existing medical condition that could make it inadvisable for a massage treatment to be carried out. This could either be due to conditions that could put your client at risk as well as illnesses that could be contagious and potentially affect you and your place of work.

Who should not use massage?

Here are the conditions that fall into these category;Fever. Anytime you have a fever, whether from a cold, the flu or some other infection, you should not get a massage. Contagious Diseases. Blood Clots. Pregnancy. Kidney Conditions or Liver Conditions. Cancer. Inflammation. Uncontrolled Hypertension.

Can massage damage kidneys?

Kidney Conditions or Liver Conditions Massage can put increased strain on both the liver and kidney if they are not functioning normally. This occurs because massage increases blood flow, increasing the movement of waste through the body.

Can a deep massage hurt your kidneys?

Kidney Conditions or Liver Conditions Massage can put increased strain on both the liver and kidney if they are not functioning normally. This occurs because massage increases blood flow, increasing the movement of waste through the body.

What is effleurage massage technique?

Effleurage is a massage therapy technique which encourages waste products to leave the body via the lymphatic system. A system that helps the body get rid of waste. Effleurage is also used to increase the blood circulation and prepares the muscle for more vigorous techniques.

Why do I feel sick after massage?

Nausea: Because massage deals with and releases toxins from the body, sometimes nausea may occur after treatment. It is not unheard of for clients to feel as though they have an upset stomach in the hours and days after their massage.

Does a massage dehydrate you?

Massage can be dehydrating. The manipulation of muscles can deplete them of water. By drinking water, you can rehydrate your muscles for the same reason youd drink water after exercise and other forms of exertion because when the muscles are worked, they can lose water and electrolytes.

In which body part can we apply petrissage?

Petrissage is more of an umbrella term as it consists of a number of movements and not just one such as kneading, skin rolling, wringing, picking up and squeezing. All these movements are used with the specialists palms, fingers and thumbs.

Why do I have to pee a lot after a massage?

Kneading and working your muscles gets your fluids pumping out of your muscles and into your circulatory system. From there it heads to your kidneys, which is why many people need to urinate right after a massage. Due to this dehydrating process, you need to replenish the lost water by drinking more.

Say hello

Find us at the office

Hostler- Pertzborn street no. 57, 67563 Kigali, Rwanda

Give us a ring

Anterio Ruebush
+29 780 790 988
Mon - Fri, 8:00-17:00

Contact us