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See below: Probably the most powerful effect of massage is to decrease stress hormones associated with pain and allow greater relaxation. They can certainly help with muscle spasm and tightness although are best done in conjunction with physical therapy if there is a specific muscular or orthopedic problem. I had a massage yesterday. If massages were mandatory, there would be a lot less anger and illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Should be fine, would avoid deep pressure message especially if it is uncomfortable. ...Read more
Not effective: Massage is not an effective way to treat varicose veins. It will not have any affect on the veins themselves & they tend to worsen the longer that you have them. I would recommend that you seek expert opinion on treatment options by a board-certified vascular surgeon who is an expert in varicose veins, as at your age you should consider having them treated with an intervention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes lying on my front i.E. Having a massage i get pain across the middle of my back and taking a deep breath at same time makes the pain worse?
What is the promise?: Massage can have many benefits when it comes to relaxation, muscle aches, pains etc. But be wary of anyone who promises to correct some inner function like reflux or gallbladder problems or constipation -- especially if they are charging you money. Chances are you wont notice a difference and they will want you to return for repeat (costly) treatments. ...Read more