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Massages are excellent ways to relax or receive pain relief. While everyone aims for relaxation or pain relief, certain members of the population should not receive a massage. Some of the medical conditions are just temporary, meaning you’ll be able to return to massage in a certain period of time. However, some long-term conditions mean you aren’t a good candidate for massage. Even with its benefits, massage isn’t recommended for certain populations.

Sunburn

This is one of the times where you can’t get a massage for a temporary reason. If you’re sunburnt, it’s not recommended that you get a massage. Your skin needs a chance to heal before pressure and gentle strokes are applied. After all, if your sunburn helps in the few seconds after you accidentally touch it, think about how much the burn will feel after a full massage therapy appointment. Once your sunburn fades, it’s safe to start massage therapy again.

Strokes or Heart Attacks

If you have recently had a stroke or heart attack, getting a massage is not recommended until your doctor gives the okay. Even if the massage is for relaxation purposes, it’s still not advisable. Because the likelihood of a second stroke is high after a first stroke, it’s best to limit unnecessary treatments. Remember to listen to what your doctor says regarding treatments.

Certain Skin Conditions

The condition of your skin truly matters for all facets of life. If you have certain skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis, you cannot have a massage until the symptoms have passed. And if your skin condition is contagious, like impetigo, you will not receive a massage. Even if you’re taking medication or antibiotics, it’s still a health risk for others who are healthy and want a massage.

Fever and Inflammation

If you have a fever, it’s a sign there’s something happening with your body. The same goes for inflammation. There is usually an underlying reason for inflammation. A massage is not the time for these reasons to be discussed. Instead, make an appointment with your regular doctor to figure out what’s wrong.

High Blood Pressure

If you have high blood pressure, even if you’re on medication, you cannot receive a massage. Because the walls of your blood vessels have increased pressure, any additional stress put on them isn’t helpful. However, if you absolutely must have a massage, a light Swedish massage is an alternative. However, you need to be upfront with your massage therapist so extra pressure isn’t used.

At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we want to make sure your massage is beneficial for your physical and mental health. Even with that goal, there are times where it’s not a good idea to have a massage. By talking about anything symptoms you experiencing at the start of your appointment will help Aruna evaluate the type of massage you should get and whether you’re a candidate for massage. This is why it’s crucial to be honest during your pre-appointment discussions. To get started with Therapeutic Medical Massage, call the office now.

One of the more common questions surrounding massage is “how often should I get a massage?” Massage has a variety of health benefits, whether you need a massage for health reasons or relaxation purposes. While no standard or limit exists on the number of massages per week or month, recommendations exist on how often a massage should happen. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we work with you to help you relax and experience pain relief from any injury. We also make sure you aren’t getting too many massages.

Depends on the Type of Massage

Because no standard exists for the amount of times per month you can get a massage, it depends on the type of massage you get. Some types of massage are best on a weekly or monthly interval. Some of those massage types include your relaxation massages, like a Swedish massage. Other types of massages are better when performed more frequently. Lymphatic massage performed immediately after a surgery and works best done on a daily basis for the first few days after surgery.

What Your Budget Is

Keep in mind your budget when planning your massage frequency. If you can afford a monthly massage but not a weekly massage, don’t spend money you don’t have on a weekly massage. Depending on the type of massage, it’s a special treat. For other types, it’s a necessity for the time being. Don’t overspend on something that’s a treat or a pain management tool.

If You’re Pregnant

During pregnancy is a time where the number of massages you get tends to increase. Even after childbirth, the number of your massages are still more frequent than other types of massage. During pregnancy, these massages help relax the body and prepare for childbirth. These types of massages are done twice a week. Additionally, after childbirth, massage is performed to help ease any discomforts stemming from giving birth.

Remember Your Personal Self Care

If you’re a parent, you spend a lot of time making sure your family is taken care of. Sometimes you forget to take care of yourself. Self care is incredibly important. Take care of yourself and consider getting a massage. Even if it’s just once a month, that massage goes a long way in helping to take care of yourself. It’s important your family is doing well, but it’s also important to take care of yourself.

Listen to Your Body

Overall, it’s important to listen to your body when deciding massage frequency. You know your body best. If something feels off, decide the frequency that works for you.

Massages work to help you feel better, whether it’s for pain relief or relaxation. Getting a massage helps those injuries or relaxation, but too many massages may hurt overall. Answering the “how often should I get a massage” question happens on a case-by-case basis. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we work with you to help live your best life. If you’re looking for pain relief or relaxation through massage, contact Therapeutic Medical Massage for an appointment now.

One of the most common inconveniences in life are headaches. According to Statista, 15 percent of US adults complain of severe headaches and migraines. When you get a headache, you may turn to medicine to help block the pain. For some people, that’s enough to get things over with. For others, it may not be enough. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we have the Myokinesthetic System, which is designed to reduce and alleviate pain. One of the targets is headache and migraine pain reduction. Say goodbye to headaches and hello to pain relief with the Myokinesthetic System.

What is the Myokinesthetic System?

The Myokinesthetic System is a series of muscles movements and techniques designed to correct and balance the nervous system. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we want to help you get better sooner. With the Myokinesthetic System, we can do just that. This system allows for the body to get reset in a faster manner while also helping with pain management and other vital areas of relief. The Myokinesthetic System works with the soft tissue in your body to provide pain relief and treat the underlying cause of your pain.

What Else Does Myokinesthetic System Help With?

The Myokinesthetic System is great for helping with headaches. However, if you’re looking for pain relief from other ailments, Aruna can help. The system is great for treating a variety of illnesses and will help get range of motion back to normal while also improving your posture. Diabetic neuropathy, lower back pain, neck pain, and chronic pain are all easily maintained with the Myokinesthetic System.

The one area that needs doctor clearance is for post-surgery pain and limited motion. This is only to be done once your physician says it’s okay for rehab exercises. If this is started too early, it could cause further pain and delay healing.

Headache Treatments

Regardless of the type of headache you get, relief is on the horizon with the Myokinesthetic System. The system is able to help with migraines, tension headaches, cluster headaches, and even hormonal headaches. The system works to correct your nervous system and get it functioning like normal again. Once the body is reset, pain management is much easier.

How Often Can Myokinesthetic System Be Done?

Each person is different, so there’s no set number of treatments. It also depends on the frequency on your symptoms. If you rarely get headaches, your visits will Aruna will not be as often compared to someone who gets headaches multiple days a month.

Headaches and migraines are annoying, but there are ways to avoid them. If you’re tired of popping pain medication every time you get a headache, know you have other options to manage the pain. With the Myokinesthetic System, say goodbye to annoying pains in life and healing to natural healing. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we work with you to help manage pain from whatever life throws at you while also giving you reasons to relax. If this is what you need, contact Aruna at Therapeutic Medical Massage now.