(HealthDay News) -- Many people say there's nothing quite as soothing as a deep, penetrating massage.
But massage isn't a cure-all, and you should take precautions. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health advises:
- Massage therapy should not be used in place of a doctor's care.
- Tell your doctor about your plans for massage therapy, and ask the physician if massage therapy is right for you.
- Before your first session, speak with the massage therapist about his or her credentials, experience, training, cost and number of advised sessions.
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