One of the great ways to pamper oneself is to go for a massage as it is very relaxing especially if you have been sitting at your desk all day and had a stressful time lately. But you should make sure you go to a reputable place that has good and professional masseuses!
A 27-year-old man surnamed Zhang went to a spa in Shanghai, China with a bunch of colleagues in May but he tragically died after that.
According to Seehua, Zhang requested for the spa and massage package as he wanted to really relax and enjoy himself. He asked the masseuse to concentrate a bit more on his neck and shoulders where he was aching.
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After his massage session, Zhang took a quick shower and went home but not long after that, he started to feel dizzy and was unable to walk.
He was rushed to the hospital for urgent treatment and the doctors tried their best to keep him alive. Unfortunately, they could not save Zhang as he passed away the next day.
His family was puzzled about the cause of death as Zhang was a healthy young man. When the autopsy report was released, it turns out that the doctor believed his death was caused by the unprofessional massage that caused a brain infarction.
This resulted in a blockage or narrowing in the arteries supplying blood and oxygen to the brain that caused a central nervous system dysfunction.
When asked, the masseuse said that he had only gently pulled Zhang’s neck from left to right, which resulted in a slight noise but there were no other symptoms.
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The court ruled that the spa held 90% of the responsibility for his death and the masseuse as well.
A surgeon at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Medical College, Zhao Haikang said that the neck has a lot of blood vessels and nerves, which make it a vulnerable and sensitive area.
He advises people to be careful when doing massages for neck pain as not everyone is qualified to do so. He added that if an individual experiences symptoms such as dizziness, limb weakness, paralysis of the mouth, pain, and lethargy they must seek medical treatment immediately.
Be sure to choose a reputable place with licensed and trained masseuses! Avoid going for those that offer cheap price and services.
(Source: WOB / Seehua)