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I am hypertensive and I go for Thai massage once a week. Is that ok? I take my medication alright.

I am hypertensive and I go for Thai massage once a week. Is that ok? I take my medication alright.

Thai Massage can: be used therapeutically. Do not see any reason that it would be contraindicated with hypertension. ...Read more

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Thai massage caused back to crack, is that good or bad?

Thai massage caused back to crack, is that good or bad?

Identify problem: It is not likely addressing the underlying problem.Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TO8Il3vdxQ ...Read more

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Can traditional Thai massages actually have happy endings?

Give me a break: This is a serious forum. Take your infantile humor somewhere else. ...Read more

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I'm feeling pain on my sole (like a bruised sensation) after a Thai foot massage. Having trouble walking. Is this serious? Will it go away on its own?

I'm feeling pain on my sole (like a bruised sensation) after a Thai foot massage. Having trouble walking. Is this serious? Will it go away on its own?

Probably will: most likely will go away in a few days, not serious, suspect connective tissue on your sole may have been too deeply massaged causing local irritation and will resolve soon, consider ibuprofen or naproxen for quicker onset of pain relief and ask for gentler massage next time :) ...Read more

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What's the best type of massage?

What's the best type of massage?

No "best": There is no such thing as the best massage. There are many types of massage and they have different purposes. Some massages provide relaxation and reduce pain and spasm. Others are for dealing with muscle pain, muscle imbalance and healing injuries. Most massage therapists are trained in different techniques in order to best serve the needs of their clients. ...Read more

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Do massages serve any medical purposes?

Do massages serve any medical purposes?

May be: If massage makes a person feel better, improve their impression of health, it is useful even if it is not therapeutic for a given illness or diagnosis. Is it cost effecitve, would be for the person to decide. Some demential patients are helped by the skin-to-skin contact and may be calmer after a massage. ...Read more

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Is the crazy fit massage helpful or not?

Helpful in some ways: But the jury is still out on whether its safe: clinton rubin, a biomedical engineering professor at state university of new york at stony brook believes these high levels of vibration may lead to increased back pain, cartilage damage, vision and hearing loss as well as possible brain damage. Buyer beware. ...Read more

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Which types of massage can I choose from?

Which types of massage can I choose from?

Swedish,deep tissue: There are many many different types (i would say about 40-50) of massage but the most common ones are the swedish, the deep tissue and the sports massage. ...Read more

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Is there any health risk by daily massage?

Is there any health risk by daily massage?

Can think of just 1: The only health risk i can think of in getting daily massage is the risk of being sad and disappointed if you ever stop receiving them! enjoy! ...Read more

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How is it that people should get regular massages?

Personal: People with pain, edema from stroke or cancer, as well as minor stress related illnesses, tell of great benefits. Sports participants often feel it helps with recovery of extreme performance. Financial and time constraints often limit the commitment to regular massage, even when it is healthful and pleasurable. ...Read more

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I'm curious what occurs during a massage & facial?

`Move lymph .RelaxS: MASSAGE IS OF FOUR TYPES. DEEP AND KNEEDING CAN HURT TOO. MOSTLY PEOPLE RECEIVE COMFORTABLE PRESSURE AND MOVEMENTS OF HANDS TO MOVE LYMPH AND IT MOVES BLOOD.TOXINS REMOVED FROM TIRED MUSCLES.. SKIN IRRITATION IS COMMON IF OIL IS NOT USED.IT RELAXES AND SOME EVEN SLEEP AS RELAXATION IS TOO MUCH.IT HELPS AFTER TRAUMA, ACCIDENTS, MUSCLE WEAKNESS, SPASM OF MUSCLES ,P M & R useas TREATMENT ...Read more

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What are the positive benefits of getting a massage?

Many: First, massage increases circulation, allowing therapeutic blood and lymph flow to occur. It relaxes injured and tense muscles. It reduces spasms and cramping. It makes joints more pliable and increases range of motion. Finally, massage helps the body release endorphins which are the body's natural painkillers. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of massages? How often should I get one?

What are the benefits of massages? How often should I get one?

See below: A massage can relax muscles, decrease stress, improve blood flow, and provide an overall sense of well-being. Frequency is up to the individual. ...Read more

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What is prostate massage?

What is prostate massage?

Rectal examination: This is where a finger is placed into the rectum and the prostate gland is palpated and gently massaged to help express secretions. This can help decrease the symptoms of prostatitis in some men. ...Read more

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What is perineal massage?

What is perineal massage?

Massage: Perineal massage involves gently stretching the tissues that surround the opening to the vagina. Pregnant women close to delivery sometimes do this. ...Read more

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Risks of perinatal massage?

Risks of perinatal massage?

No: Massage during pregnancy is a great way to relief stress, help with aching joints, and relieve lower back pain. There are no risks to pre-natal massage, and a professional massage therapist should be knowledgeable about accupressure points that "may" stimulate labor. ...Read more