The following contraindications are called TOTAL Contraindications. If/when you have any of the following conditions, please do not book a massage. Please be considerate and do not schedule if you are sick. If you are in doubt, please call and we can discuss it together:

  • Fever
  • Contagious disease, including cold and flu, no matter how mild your symptoms are
  • Under the influence of drugs, alcohol- including prescription pain medication
  • Recent operations or acute injuries
  • Neuritis
  • Skin diseases

The following conditions are considered LOCAL contraindications. This means the massage therapist can work around but not ON these areas:

  • Varicose veins
  • Bruising
  • Cuts
  • Abrasions
  • Sunburn
  • Undiagnosed pain
  • Severe inflammation

There are also MEDICAL contraindications. These conditions would require a note from your doctor allowing you to receive a massage.

  • Cardiovascular conditions (thrombosis, phlebitis, untreated hypertension, heart conditions)
  • Oedema
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Bell’s Palsey