The contraindication Information

Things you need to know and things you should tell the therapist before your treatment

Massage treatment is non-invasive, relaxing and natural. It is therefore generally considered to be a safe treatment for most people.

However, there are three types of contraindication:

  • TOTAL contraindication – massage should not be performed at all

  • LOCAL contraindication – massage can be performed but not over the contraindicated areas

  • MEDICAL contraindication – massage can only be performed once medical permission has been granted

Total Contraindications

If you have any of these conditions, please do not book a massage:

  • Fever

  • Contagious diseases, including any cold or flu, no matter how mild it may seem

  • Under the influence of drugs or alcohol, including prescription pain medication

  • Recent operations or acute injuries

  • Neuritis

  • Skin diseases

Local Contraindications

The therapist can massage but not over any areas affected by:

  • Varicose veins

  • Undiagnosed lumps or bumps

  • Pregnancy

  • Bruising

  • Cuts

  • Abrasions

  • Sunburn

  • Undiagnosed pain

  • Inflammation, including arthritis

Medical Contraindications

If you suffer from any of the following conditions, massage can only take place if it has been approved before your session in writing by your physician.

  • Cardio-vascular conditions (thrombosis, phlebitis, hypertension, heart conditions)

  • Any condition already being treated by a medical practitioner

  • Oedema

  • Psoriasis or eczema

  • High blood pressure (very high or uncontrolled condition)

  • Osteoporosis

  • Cancer

  • Nervous or psychotic conditions

  • Heart problems, angina, those with pacemakers

  • Epilepsy

  • Diabetes

  • Bell’s palsy, trapped or pinched nerves

  • Gynecological infections

It is best to have advice from your physician before booking for a massage session with me.

If you have further questions or concerns, please contact your physician.

Please note that you are required to fill up the inform and consent form of your medical and health conditions before the session commence.