Bill: Is bruising after deep tissue massage normal? No. However, if you have been
worked too hard, you can have post-treatment bruising. Or if your body is…
Bill: Yeah, if you are susceptible. If you are an older person.
Steve: Blood thinners. You might be on aspirin.
Bill: If you’re on blood thinners or if you haven’t exercised for a very long time. You’ve had Type 2 Diabetes for a long time.
Steve: Or if you’re overweight. Often you can bruise easily.
Bill: You may be more susceptible to bruising after deep tissue work. So a good massage therapist or myotherapist or someone who’s doing soft tissue work with you should take a good medical history to see whether that could be a problem for you and work around that.