Discover the safety considerations of massage therapy for those with medical conditions. Learn how to ensure a safe and effective massage therapy experience. Read now!
As a massage therapist at Mornington Peninsula Myotherapy and Massage, it's important to prioritise the safety and well being of our clients. While massage therapy is generally considered safe for most people, it's important to have an open and honest conversation with your healthcare provider before beginning any new treatment or therapy.
For example, if you have a history of blood clots or are currently taking blood thinners, some massage techniques that involve deep pressure or vigorous movements may need to be avoided or modified to avoid the risk of injury or further complications. Similarly, if you have a fracture or other acute injury, massage therapy may need to be postponed until the injury has healed.
Other medical conditions that may require modification or avoidance of certain massage techniques include osteoporosis, cancer, skin conditions and pregnancy. It's important to discuss any medical conditions or concerns with your massage therapist prior to your session to ensure that they can tailor their techniques to your individual needs and preferences.
At Mornington Peninsula Myotherapy and Massage we take a detailed history form to ensure our treatment options are going to be safe for each individual. Please take the time to complete this with as much detail as possible to ensure we can capture all your details.
In addition to speaking with your healthcare provider and massage therapist, it's also important to be open and honest about any medications or supplements you are taking, as some may interact with certain massage techniques or increase the risk of injury.
Ultimately, the goal of massage therapy is to promote relaxation, relieve pain, and improve overall well-being. By working closely with your healthcare provider and massage therapist, you can ensure a safe and effective massage therapy experience that supports your individual needs and goals.