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Precautions

Massage is not recommended for certain people: infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds; immediately after surgery; immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor; people with osteoporosis should consult their doctor before getting a massage; prone to blood clots, there is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage; pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage. Massage in pregnant women should be done by massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage; massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.

Tips

  • Don't eat a heavy meal before the massage;
  • if it's your first time at the clinic or spa, arrive at least 10 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage;
  • Don't put makeup on your face before massage

The following information was taken from http://www.happymassage.com/wiki/Deep_Tissue_Massage