Contraindications to Treatment

Please speak with me about anything you are unsure about and we can discuss whether it will be suitable for you or whether you need to get advice from a medical professional first.

Who should avoid this therapy?

There are a few conditions when treatment is totally contra-indicated and should not be performed at all.

  • When you are feeling extremely weak and are possibly clinically exhausted;
  • If you have taken alcohol or drugs within the last 12 hours;
  • Flu or a fever (with a temperature);
  • Infectious or contagious diseases or skin conditions.

Medical approval should be sought if you suffer from any of the following conditions, speak with your doctor prior to treatment:

  • Osteoporosis;
  • Asthma;
  • Cancer;
  • Epilepsy;
  • History of Deep Vein Thrombosis;
  • Cancer;
  • Diabetes;
  • Heart conditions (including high or low blood pressure);
  • HIV or AIDs

There are some things that are local contra-indications but massage can be performed over the rest of the body:

  • The abdomen during the first 3 months of pregnancy;
  • Contagious skin disorders (eg athletes foot, psoriasis, veruccae, exzema, dermatitis);
  • Varicose veins;
  • Minor or major surgery (within the last 18 months);
  • Recent fractures, sprains or strains;
  • Hernia, allergies, sunburn, scar tissue, oedema, abrasions, pain, bruising or inflammation.