If you are asking this question, the answer is probably YES!
If you had a car accident, GO SEE THE DOCTOR FIRST and bring me a note saying you’re ok for massage.
If you had a concussion, GO SEE THE DOCTOR FIRST and bring me a note saying you’re ok for massage.
If you have a sharp pain in your calf, GO SEE THE DOCTOR FIRST to check for a DVT and bring me a note saying you’re ok for massage.
Massage therapists are NOT allowed to diagnose medical conditions. It is always best to make sure you didn’t break a bone, break your neck, break your back, have a blood clot, have stress fractures, have skin cancer or any other thing that could potentially be life threatening or simply isn’t going to heal well if it’s not treated correctly.
I hate telling someone they can’t get their massage when they come in for an appointment. Neither one of us is happy about it. But at the end of the day, my first priority is to keep you safe.
That being said, I’m willing to work with the vast majority of health conditions if I have a reasonable expectation that I can safely help. If it’s something new to me (it’s rare after more than a decade), I’m happy to go do some research to make sure I’m using the appropriate techniques and application for your health.