Huh? How is that? It’s true, there are some cases when a massage can actually cause, rather than relieve aches and pains. That said, you should avoid a massage of any type if you have a localized infection, bruising or inflammation. Rubbing can exacerbate the problem. Always tell the therapist in advance about any medical conditions including pregnancy, recent injuries or any possible sensitivities to a lotion or cream.
The next time you book an appointment to that spa, make sure you are well enough to get the full benefit that a massage gives.