The importance of massage to human beings is emphasized because of its ability to give good health to the body. But with everything it does to the body, should there ever be a time when you should not get a massage?
Yes, there are times when a person should not undergo a massage procedure. It may be due to somebody ailments or when using a particular medication. At these conditions, a person should not get a massage, so as not to cause more fatal accidents or disrupt the function of the internal organs.
The following are the situations at which a person must avoid massage:
1. Contagious disease.
A person must avoid massage when they have an infection that can be easily transferred from one person to another e.g., herpes, flu, or boils. A therapist can work on five to six people a day or more and contacting a contagious disease from a recipient will impair the health of others. Therefore, for the sake of the therapist, other patients, and the reputation of the Spa, you should avoid a massage until you get better.
2. Health condition.
The health condition of a person has a say to whether he or she must get a massage. Having a massage during circulatory or digestive disorder can be very dangerous to one’s health. If a person must get the massage, the condition must be thoroughly discussed with the therapist for professional judgment. Indeed, massage works in rehabilitating muscular injuries, but a person must not be too anxious to have a massage after the accident.
3. Undergoing a medication.
Massage and some medications don’t work together in the body system. A person should avoid massage during these medications;
- Blood pressure medications
- The effect of massage on a person using blood pressure drugs may result in dizziness.
- Blood thinners and massage will result in bruising.
- Pain killers will not make the therapist detect the intensity of pressure applied to the recipient.
Apart from these drugs, the patient must also inform the therapist of medicines that can affect the therapist or make the effect of the massage invisible. Examples of these medications are antibiotic creams, injectable insulin, and muscle relaxers.
Although this condition may not prevent one from getting a massage, the therapist should be aware of it. Some people are allergic to some material used during the procedure, such as lotion or oils. And proceeding under this condition will disrupt the massage or choking of the recipient.
The reaction of the body system to some chemicals during a massage can affect the senses of the patient. This condition will prevent the patient from noticing the significance of the massage, and there won’t be feedback either. Therefore, a patient should not take massage when under, alcoholic effect or intoxicating effect of a drug.
Massage can only produce a comfortable effect as proposed if its ethics are followed accordingly. Therefore, endeavor to keep your therapist updated about your health status and avoid anything that will cause more danger to it.