Massage treatment is non invasive, relaxing and natural. It is therefore generally considered a safe treatment for most people. However there are three types of contraindications:
Fever, contagious diseases, under the influence of drugs or alcohol,recent operations or acute injuries, neuritis, skin diseases.
Local: When massage can be performed but not over the contraindicated areas:
Varicose veins, undiagnosed lumps or bumps, bruising, cuts, abrasions, sunburn, undiagnosed pain, inflammation, including arthritis.
Medical Contraindications: When massage can only be performed once medical permission has been granted:
Cardiovascular conditions ( thrombosis, phlebitis, hypertension, heart conditions ), oedema, psoriasis or eczema, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, cancer, nervous or psychotic conditions, heart problems, angina, those with pacemakers, epilepsy, diabetes, Bell's palsy.
Does a contraindication mean that treatment cannot take place?
Not always, in fact, massage can be very therapeutic for many medical conditions. However, in the above cases it is best to have advice from your physician.
Good to know:
Before your treatment starts, you will be given information, and in some cases instructions, ( mainly for those that are having a massage for the first time ).
If you would like to ask any questions during your treatment, please do, remember it is important to me that you feel comfortable, and I am here to help you.
After the treatment you will be asked to slowly rise from your lying position as you may feel disorientated. You can also experience slight headache and muscle soreness but this should disappear quickly.