Does Deep Tissue Massage Have Side Effects?
A little soreness is common with any type of massage technique. You may feel lingering soreness following a deep tissue massage session for a few days. You can use a cold or heating pad to relieve the sore muscles.
Deep tissue massage can cause slight pain or discomfort in the troubling areas, but it’s normal. The nature of hurt is bearable, but you can always ask your therapist to reduce the pressure if it’s hurting too much.
The firm pressure may not be safe for everyone, but you can consult your doctor if you:
- Take blood thinners
- Have a history of a clotting disorder or blood clots
- Are undergoing cancer treatment
- Have bleeding disorders