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From the Institute for Integrative Healthcare

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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)


A deep vein thrombosis, also known at thrombophlebitis, is an inflammation of veins because of blood clots. Symptoms may include pain, redness, swelling, heat and itchiness in the area. The vein may also feel hard and ropey.


A diagnosis or suspicion of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a contraindication for any massage or bodywork that could dislodge clots and lead to a pulmonary embolism causing a stroke or heart attack.

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