Contraindications to be considered before treatment
Massage treatments are generally considered a safe treatment for many people, however there are three types of contraindications:

  • Total – Massage should not be carried out at all.
  • Local – Massage can be performed but not over the contraindicated areas.
  • Medical – Permission in writing must be given from you GP or other medical practitioner.

Total Contraindications

Massage will not be given if you have any of these conditions:

  • Cold/Cough/Flu symptoms no matter how mild it may be
  • Fever
  • Skin diseases
  • Recent operations or acute injuries
  • Contagious/infectious diseases
  • Under the influence of drugs, alcohol, prescription pain medication
  • Neuritis

Local Contraindications

A massage can be carried out but not in the areas affected by:

  • Varicose veins
  • Pregnancy
  • Cuts
  • Abrasions
  • Sunburn
  • Undiagnosed lumps or bumps
  • Undiagnosed pain
  • Inflammation, including arthritis

Medical Contraindications

If you suffer from any of the following conditions, approval in writing must be given by your GP or other medical practitioner:

  • Oedema
  • Cardio vascular conditions (heart conditions, phlebitis, hypertension, thrombosis)
  • Psoriasis or Eczema
  • Any condition already being treated by a medical practitioner
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart problems, angina, pacemakers
  • Diabetes
  • Bell’s palsy, trapped or pinched nerves
  • Gynecological infections
  • Nervous & Psychotic conditions
  • Rheumatism, Acute Arthritis
  • Kidney infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma


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