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Contra-indications To Massages and Therapies

What are Contra-indications?

Contra-indications mean a procedure such as a treatment such as a massage or therapy which should not be used or under taken as it may be harmful to the person having the treatment or service.

Therapy such as Massage, Facials or any other treatments should not be given, used or applied in the given condition or circumstances. All Massage and therapies are totally and absolutely contraindicated.

So it is advised to not treat the person or persons with the contra-indications to the therapy or service being provided.

Below are the reasons it is not recommended in any way on any part of the body. No therapy must be given at all.

Which is for the patients/Clients safety and for the safety of the therapist and other patients and clients.

Here are the main contra-indications where treatment and service will not be able to go ahead under any terms.

When You Cannot Have a Treatment or Therapy:


  • If you have a Fever

  • Have any Cold of Flu symptoms, sore throat, no matter how mild it may seem. As well as Shingles

  • If you have taken alcohol or drugs within the last 12 hours - including any prescription pain medication

  • Recent operation or acute injuries

  • Minor or Major surgery (within the last 18 months)

  • Servere, unstable hypertension

  • Local contagious or irritable skin conditions such as boils, warts or herpes, as well as any burns, rashes or sores.

  • Severe sunburn

  • Meningitis

  • Servere Atherosclerosis - thickening and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls

  • Liver disease

  • Kidney disease

  • Inflammation in any of the bodies organs

  • Bleeding conditions

  • Hemorrhage

  • Respiratory Failure and Conditions

  • Tumors

  • Suffering from Appendicitis

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Severe pain

  • Disorders of the nervous system

  • Had a Stroke or Heart attack

  • In Shock

  • Undiagnosed severe headaches, dizziness or numbness

  • Infectious Skin Diseases or Conditions such as cold sores, open sores, fungal and viruses

  • Artificial blood vessels

  • Recent accident, fractures, sprains or injuries

  • Hernia

  • Any Inflammatory Conditions

  • Chronic active Hepatitis

  • Blood clots or blood infections such as Sepsis

  • Deep vein Thrombrosis

  • Any Heart Conditions

  • Blood Conditions such as Hemophilia

  • Cancer - if undergoing treatment

  • High Metastatic cancers, such as lymphoma, malignant melanoma

  • Diabetes Mellitus 1 or 2 with Advanced heart or kidney disease or advanced vascular complications

  • Pregnancy - especially the first trimester 

  • Pitting Edema

  • Recent scaring and scar tissue

Any questions or quires regarding any of the above and treatment and service, please contact Kelly to find out more

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