- Don't eat a heavy meal before the massage.
- If it's your first time at the clinic or spa, arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. Otherwise, arrive 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage.
- Be sure that your massage therapist has your complete health history, because people with certain conditions should not have Thai massage.
- If you feel discomfort at any time, let your massage therapist know.
Massage is not recommended for certain people:
- Infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds.
- Immediately after surgery.
- Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor.
- Prone to blood clots, There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage.
- Pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage.
- Massage in pregnant women should be done by massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage.
- Massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.