Contra-indications

of Massage

Contra-indications are those instances where massage should be avoided, or carried out only under referral from your GP.

Total Contra-indications:

When you have any of these conditions, please do not book a massage!

  • Fever
  • Contagious or infectious diseases, including colds and flu
  • Under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including perscription pain medication
  • Recent operations or acute injuries
  • Neuritis
  • Skin diseases

Local Contra-indications:

  • Varicose veins
  • Undiagnosed lumps or bumps
  • Pregnancy
  • Bruising
  • Cuts or abrasions
  • Sunburn
  • Undiagnosed pain
  • Inflammation, including arthiritis

Medical Contra-indications:

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

  • Cardio-vascular conditions (thrombosis, phlebitis, hypertension, heart conditions)
  • Any conditions already being treated by a medical practitioner
  • Oedema
  • Psoriasis or eczema
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer
  • Nervous or psychotic conditions
  • Heart problems, angina, those with pacemakers.
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Bell`s palsy, trapped or pinched nerves
  • Gynecological infections.