Why does the therapist ask if I'm on any medications?

As explained in the Water link, your muscles are a 'store house' for chemicals, toxins, vitamins, etc.

If you take drugs or alcohol before a massage, you run the risk of serious damage to your body. Since these chemicals are stored in your muscles, they will be released back into your bloodstream in concentrated form, during a deep tissue massage.

In most cases this will cause the client to become extremely ill; and in some of the more rare cases, can cause death! This would be the equivalent of an overdose.

If you drink alcohol, it is best to NOT to consume within 24 hours of the massage.

If you take any drugs (prescription or otherwise) you should consult your doctor before receiving massage therapy.