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Can a swedish massage cause headaches or even kill you?

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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
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In brief: No

If done properly, a swedish massage should be relaxing.
One of the five basic strokes used in swedish massage involves rhythmic tapping. I have seen untrained/poorly trained individuals attempt to use this technique on the head and scalp. In some individuals, it may cause a headache. But done properly, no headache and certainly, no death.

In brief: No

If done properly, a swedish massage should be relaxing.
One of the five basic strokes used in swedish massage involves rhythmic tapping. I have seen untrained/poorly trained individuals attempt to use this technique on the head and scalp. In some individuals, it may cause a headache. But done properly, no headache and certainly, no death.
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