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Should I get a deep tissue massage if I'm on birth control pills? My dr said there's an increased risk of blood clots on bcp.

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Massage therapist

At the end of the day the massage therapist is the one with the professional expertise to counsel on deep tissue massage while on birth control pills.
With acute blood clots doctors and therapists ususally advise against deep tissue massage. Hormonal birth control pills, especially those containing estrogen, do increase blood's potential to clot, but only very rarely do women develop blood clots.

In brief: Massage therapist

At the end of the day the massage therapist is the one with the professional expertise to counsel on deep tissue massage while on birth control pills.
With acute blood clots doctors and therapists ususally advise against deep tissue massage. Hormonal birth control pills, especially those containing estrogen, do increase blood's potential to clot, but only very rarely do women develop blood clots.
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