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Contraindications and Medical Referral

      Doctor's indication for bodywork is always recommended, and sometimes required for certain health conditions (such as thrombosis) and during use of certain medications (such as blood thinners). Severe muscle spasms, and injuries such as tears, are also included as contraindications for typical manipulative bodywork (i.e. massage not recommended.)

      Rebound headaches and other specific aches may occur after Swedish or other therapy. During a Swedish or other massage, latent or active trigger points may be massaged just enough to trigger them, but not precisely enough to release them; or they may be overworked which can also irritate them further.

      Paul has been trained to minimize these effects, and has been told that he has intuitive sensitivity to their presence. If therapuetic treatment such as Trigger Point Therapy does not produce significant results within 1 to 3 visits, then referral may be necessary.

As my mentor stated, "I do not diagnose, prescribe nor treat; I just rub it and if it feels better, groovy!"

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