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Contraindications for Sports Massage

There are times when sports massage could be detrimental rather than beneficial to you. The contra indications to massage are:

  • A body temperature over 100°F, or feeling unwell
  • Acute Traumas - Open wounds, recent bruising, muscle tears, sprained ligaments, contusions, chilblains, burns
  • Tumours – Where there is swelling, which is inconsistent with recent bruising
  • Diseased blood vessels – Varicose veins, phlebitis, thrombosis
  • Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Haemophilia
  • Infectious skin disease - Bacterial infection, Lymphangitis, Fungal infection, Viral infections, Herpes
  • Where you react adversely to massage treatment
  • Where your symptoms appear to make advice from a doctor advisable
  • remember to breathe; don't hold your breath
  • Diabetes – not strictly a contraindication but massage has the same effect as exercise on your blood sugar levels so you need to have appropriate medication available

… check with your doctor first
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