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Health Tip: Getting a Massage?
(HealthDay News) -- While massage therapy can help ease various aches and pains, it's not appropriate for everyone.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine offers this advice:
Massage therapy may not be appropriate for all pregnant women. Speak with your doctor if you are pregnant before getting a massage.
Anyone taking a blood-thinning medication or having a bleeding disorder should avoid forceful or deep tissue massage.
Don't perform massage on any skin wound.
Anyone with cancer should speak to a doctor before having massage therapy on or near the affected area.