All you want to know about massage therapy.
In the recent years massage therapy is getting more popular among the society. Before you engage into the massage therapy it would be wise to know what are the benefits of massage therapy? How many types are they, what the side effect is if there is any, and whether or not it could substitute conventional western medication?
Right, first of all there are more than 10 types of massage being use today. The examples of these are including back therapy, shiatsu, reflexology, Thai, hot stone, aroma therapy and so on. In term of risk, there are only views that we can avoid it by taking proper precaution. How ever if you in doubt it is better to consult the doctor first. Patients taking warfarin (blood thinner drug), osteoporosis, a recent fracture and cancer are prohibited from massage. If you have fever, open injury, tumor, nerve damage and acute inflammatory are not allowed to having massage. Other conditions that are danger for massage therapy are: heart problems, fragile skin, cancer, pregnancy and history of physical abuse.
When you decide to have massage, you should watch potential side affect that may occur. The possible side effect would include: bruising, temporary pain, swelling and allergic to massage oil. Massage therapy should not replace regular medical treatment. However if the doctor ask you to see a specialist do some research about the person. You should check about his or her license and credential. If you need massage therapy to cure medical condition, you should only go to professional massage that had special training and experience in the field.
So it is clear now that massage in very important and beneficial for one who need it. Special precaution should be given especially if you have medical condition.