Are there side effects from massage therapy for some clients?
Four side effects and other injuries from massage, especially deep tissue massage, include:
1. New injuries, mostly bruises and nerve lesions
2. Aggravate existing injuries and chronic pain problems
3. Mildly stress the nervous system
4. Deep tissue massage can cause rhabdomyolysis (muscle tissue breakdown results in the release of a protein (myoglobin) into the blood)
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