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Hi after my intense ,painful deep tissue massage ,I was warned about bruising ,but 7 hours later I have one near my appendix area on the right ,that is raised ,swollen  and painful like a varicose vein ,is this anything to worry about as I am ?

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Hello Nicki!

Even though sometimes a little discomfort or bruising is the cost of a therapeutic massage session, the welt you describe sounds a little unusual as a reaction, especially if it just the one spot.  Did the therapist do any especially deep or prolonged work right there?  Without your medical history and knowing more about your session, I can't really tell what might be going on but if it lingers for more than a few days I would certainly have a doctor or nurse take a look at it.

Best Wishes!

Mikey

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Mikey LMT, CNMT, NCMT...WXYZ :)

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I can answer questions regarding Swedish and Deep Tissue massage, Musculoskeletal Anatomy, SOAP Charting and documentation, Ethics, Myofascial Release, NeuroMuscular Therapy, Seated Chair Massage, and human anatomy & physiology. I cannot expertly answer questions about Eastern or allied modalities such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reflexology, Polarity, Aromatherapy, or Reiki but I may be able to refer you to someone who can.

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I have been practicing therapeutic massage and myofascial release for 8 years and have 5 years of experience as an instructor. I have worked in medical, corporate, spa, private, outdoor event, and educational settings.

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ABMP

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Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Certified NeuroMuscular Therapist (CNMT), Nationally Certified Massage Therapist (NCMT).

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