Contraindications to massage and using the massage hammer
Acute soft tissue inflammation
Bone and joint injuries
Infectious diseases and disorders
Cancer patients receiving treatment
Varicose veins and a history of deep vein thrombosis
Identified lumps, skin-tags, raised moles
Treatment of abdomen-stomach during menstruation or pregnancy. keep treatment light and controlled in this area as there is a lack of bone structures, the area has delicate structures and systems underneath (digestive and reproductive)
Treatment of extremely hairy people due to the different applicators with the massage hammer. It may cause discomfort if using if using spiky applicators where the hairs can catch or be pulled.
Very thin clients as they would lack the subcutaneous layer of tissue (a fatty layer), and would be too thin for the hammer but not the manual massage.
History of back disc problems that may be protruding this area would be avoided.
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