Illnesses where treatment will be declined

The following are examples of where the therapist will not be able to treat you, so please do not book an appointment if have or are:

  • In the first three months of pregnancy
  • Fever
  • A contagious disease, including colds or flu
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Under the influence of alcohol or drugs (including prescription)
  • Had a recent operations or acute injuries.
  • Neuritis
  • Skin diseases
  • Kidney infections
  • Cervical spondylitis
  • Had a heavy meal or within two hours of eating
  • Any condition affecting the neck

Medical Conditions (Contraindications)

The following are medical contraindications. If you have or suffer from one of these conditions you will have to supply a letter from your GP regarding the treatment prior to a treatment being able to take place. This is for both yours and the therapist’s benefit. With this support we can ensure that your treatment is safe and will be beneficial.
If you suffer from any of the following conditions, massage can only take place once it has been approved before your session in writing by your GP or Doctor.

  • Cardio-vascular conditions (thrombosis, phlebitis, hypertension, heart conditions).
  • Any condition already being treated by a medical practitioner.
  • Oedema.
  • Psoriasis or eczema.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Cancer.
  • Nervous or psychotic conditions.
  • Heart problems, angina, those with pacemakers.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Diabetes.
  • Bell’s palsy, trapped or pinched nerves.
  • Gynaecological infections.
  • Under 3 months after an operation

Local issues (Contraindications)

These are local contraindications and so the areas affected will be avoided and not massaged

  • Inflammation or swelling
  • Sunburn
  • Varicose  veins
  • Cuts
  • Bruises
  • Scar tissue
  • Menstruation- abdomen area
  • Gastric Ulcers
  • Within 6 months of a fracture
  • Athlete’s foot

Again a disclaimer will need to be signed prior to treatment.
Please remember that your therapist is not a doctor and is unable to offer advice or diagnosis regarding any symptom. In this event you will be referred to your GP.