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Can Massage Cause Nerve damage?
A massage can cause nerve damage….. Though this is a rare occurrence and mostly happens when the massage is carried out by a person who has less experience or is not trained to conduct professional massage.
When carrying out a massage on a client, the use of excessive force should be avoided in areas around the neck as it may lead to devastating consequences.
An inexperienced massage therapist will try to turn and twist your neck and this may lead to the damage of the phrenic nerves which are responsible for controlling the diaphragm. Once the diaphragm which controls breathing is not well coordinated, it will lead to diaphragmatic paralysis.
Always ensure that the massage therapist attending to you is experienced and is well versed in the areas that should not be massaged. An attempt to conduct a neck massage can injure the client’s blood vessels and this may, in turn, result in a stroke or brain damage.
As a client, always ensure that you inform the massage therapist if you feel as the massage is going on. Most importantly, do not allow an untrained and inexperienced massage therapist to attend to you. It may be cheap but in the end, it will cost you much more than what you were trying to save.
If you have a sensitive skin that easily gets bruised, you should ensure that the massage therapist is aware of this fact before the massage starts. This will enable him to be cautious and avoid the use of force when carrying out the massage.
A massage therapist should be very cautious when massaging people with tender skin especially those who are more advanced in years and the young ones. Such people should not be massaged with the intense techniques like the deep tissue massage when intense force have to be used to reach the inner tissues.
If you experience intense pain that will not go away after a massage, go to a doctor and get tested so that he can determine if the nerves are damaged. This will enable you to get treatment before the condition gets worse.
Or consult a professional at Ogden Massage Center.
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