When should I get a massage?
Consider massage a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your therapist to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your specific needs. Regular massage can help enhance sleep quality, lessen depression, lower your stress rate, and even strengthen your immune system. Budgeting time and money for massage at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health and wellbeing.
When should I not get a massage?
Medical contraindications include, but are not limited to: uncontrolled hypertension, uncontrolled diabetes, fractures, herniated discs, malignancy, numbness or tingling in any part of the body especially hands and feet. Please inform your massage therapist of any acute or ongoing health conditions before your massage.
If you have a fever or an infectious sickness, even a common cold, that is a good reason to postpone your massage appointment. Touch may not feel good, or you may be contagious. Another reason to avoid massage when you have a cold or flu is because one of the major impacts of massage is on the circulation, it is thought that massage can actually increase the spread of infection in your body.
Are there times when massage during pregnancy should be avoided?
It is very important you obtain approval from your obstetrician before receiving any form of massage during pregnancy. Women with normal, low-risk pregnancies can benefit greatly from massage by a Massage Envy professional massage therapist. However, women in high-risk pregnancies should consult with their doctor or midwife before beginning one of our massage therapy programs. If at any time during the massage you experience discomfort, tell your therapist immediately.