Massages are generally good for just about everyone. Whether that massage is a gentle Swedish relaxation massage, or a deeper, more therapeutic massage, or anywhere in between, everyone can benefit from getting a massage. So is there ever a time when you should not get a massage? The answer is yes. Even though massages have many health benefits, there are certain contraindications that suggest that you should not get a massage, or at least hold off on one for a little bit.
Some clear cut times when you should not get a massage are the following:
Courtney Truax, LMT is a graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon. She is licensed through the Oregon Board of Massage Therapy and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She has her own studio massage practice in the heart of downtown Lake Oswego, Oregon.