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Take it slowly: I assume you were referred to a massage therapist, or feel massage would help even though you're anxious about it. (otherwise i'd say just don't go.) like most other therapists, a massage therapist will understand if it's new to you and the idea makes you uncomfortable. Read about massage, and maybe start with a short session, or limit it to parts of your body that don't trigger anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the risk of aquiring it if my massage therapist have hepa? Is sweat capable of
transmitting such illness?
Zero: There is zero risk of catching hepatitis A from a massage (mathematically rounding to zero, of course). Life is not about absolutes... the hepatitis A viruses have to get into one's mouth somehow. By remembering that, one should be able to stay worry-free. Also, hepatitis A is not transmitted to other people via the sweat of an infected person. ...Read more
Licensure: Typically the massage therapist, spa therapist or masseuse may be synonyms for the same type of person. Some massage therapists are required to get state licensure to provide this type of service which may distinguish between therapists and masseuse. However typical spa therapists are usually licensed individuals in their respective treatment option. ...Read more
Can i continue to work as a massage therapist if i dislocated my shoulder today but was able to put it back in?
You can try: But typically after a shoulder dislocation your shoulder will remain painful and weak for a period of time and also be more susceptible to redislocation. I typically tell people to rest it in a sling for a week or so , ice, nsaids, and work on strengthening and pt to prevent reinjury after about 2 weeks most people can start getting back into activity. ...Read more
Depends: They may be able to decrease some discomfort, but full tears often of tendons or ligaments usually require surgical repair. Partial or microscopic tears may benefit from massaging the area and stimulating blood flow. ...Read more
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