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 tissue tears, are also included as contraindications for typical manipulative bodywork (i.e. massage
Rebound headaches and specific myofascial related pain may occur after Swedish or
other massage therapy. During a
or other massage, latent trigger points may be massaged just enough to trigger them, but not precisely enough to release them; or they may be overworked which can irritate them.
If therapeutic treatment such as
Myosoma Myofascial Release or
Trigger Point Therapy
does not produce significant results within 1 to 3 visits, then medical referral may be necessary.