CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR MASSAGE

MEDICAL 

CONTRAINDICATIONS

IF YOU SUFFER FROM ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS, MASSAGE CAN ONLY TAKE PLACE ONCE IT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY A DOCTOR IN WRITING.

  • CARDIO-VASCULAR CONDITIONS (THROMBOSIS, PHLEBITIS, HYPERTENSION, HEART CONDITIONS)

  • OEDEMA

  • PSORIASIS or ECZEMA

  • HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

  • OSTEOPOROSIS

  • CANCER

  • NERVOUS OR PSYCHOTIC CONDITIONS

  • HEART PROBLEMS, ANGINA,

  • EPILEPSY

  • DIABETES

  • BELL'S PALSY, TRAPPED OR PINCHED NERVES

  • GYNECOLOGICAL INFECTIONS

LOCAL 

CONTRAINDICATIONS

THERAPIST CAN MASSAGE BUT NOT OVER AFFECTED AREAS AFFECTED BY:

  • VARICOSE VEINS

  • UNDIAGNOSED LUMPS OR BUMPS

  • BRUISING

  • CUTS

  • PREGNANCY

  • ABRASIONS

  • UNDIAGNOSED PAIN

  • INFLAMMATION, INCLUDING ARTHRITIS

  • SUNBURN

TOTAL 

CONTRAINDICATIONS

IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE PLEASE DO NOT BOOK IN FOR A MASSAGE

  • FEVER

  • CONTAGIOUS DISEASES, INCLUDING ANY COLD OR FLU.

  • UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL - INCLUDING PRESCRIPTION PAIN KILLERS.

  • RECENT OPERATIONS OR ACUTE INJURIES

  • NEURITIS

  • SKIN DISEASES

DOES A CONTRAINDICATION MEAN THAT TREATMENT CANNOT TAKE PLACE?

NO

NOT ALL THE TIME​. IN FACT, MASSAGE CAN BE VERY THERAPEUTIC FOR A VARIETY OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS.

IT IS ALWAYS BEST TO GET ADVICE FROM YOUR DOCTOR.

MASSAGE THERAPISTS UNLESS THEY ARE ALSO A DOCTOR CANNOT UNDER LAW ATTEMPT TO DIAGNOSE A CONDITION.