What are the Benefits and Risks of Massage?

Benefits of Massage-

Promotes-
Relaxation of the body and mind
Faster Healing
Joint Mobility
Deeper, Easier Breathing
Circulation of Blood and Lymph
Health and Nourishment of Skin
Better Posture
Immune System Function
Detoxifying processes
Sleep

 

Helps relieve-
Anxiety
Depression
Stress
Myofascial pain
Arthritis
Insomnia
Sports Injuries
Depression
Circulatory Problems
Digestive Disorders
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
Muscle Tension, Stiffness, and Soreness
Pain and Swelling
Excessive Scar Formation
Muscle Spasms
Tension-Related Headaches
Musculoskeletal Problems

Risks of Massage-

Local Contraindications
 

 
Acute sprains / strains
Blisters
Bone fractures
Bruises
Bunions
Contagious skin conditions
Cuts and open wounds
Cysts
Fungal infections
Gouty joints
Local inflammation
Moderate to severe varicose veins
Pitting edema
Subacute and postacute burns
Systemic Contraindications
 

 
Acute or contagious viral or bacterial infections
Acute systemic inflammatory conditions
Acute burns
Acute gout
Aneurysm
Fever
Fungal infections that cover large areas of the body
Intoxicated clients
Recent surgery
Clearance from a Doctor
 

 
Aneurysm
Atherosclerosis
Cancer
Burns
Impaired cardiovascular system
Traumatic brain injury
Recent major surgery
Thrombosis / DVT

Always remember to fill out the Client Intake Form and Health History Form completely!

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