Contraindications are reason(s) that can stop or restrict a massage treatment from being carried out. There are two types of Contraindications: Local or Relative, and Absolute Contraindications.
Local or Relative Contraindications are areas or localized conditions that may prevent massage to be carried out. Some examples include: Arthritis or Rheumatism, Broken Bones, Heart Problems, High Blood Pressure, Inflammation, Joint Dysfunction or Bursitis, Skin Conditions, Varicose Veins, Pacemakers, varicose veins, Gastro-intestinal and other conditions or other localized conditions.
Absolute Contraindications relate to a more serious condition that may stop the massage to be carried out. Some examples include: Cancer, Cold or Fever, Diabetes, Infectious Diseases, Heart Problems, High Blood Pressure, HIV Infection, Osteoporosis or other serious conditions.
For Absolute Contraindications, a General Practitioner’s (GP) note is required to determine the severity of the illness for permission to administer massage and the massage treatment is up to the therapist’s discretion.
Please share any potential conditions that may have an impact on your massage treatment. All information will be kept strictly confidential.