Can I have a massage?

Charlotte Crosby Massage Kendal

Contraindications and what they mean

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 cases below it is best to have advice from your doctor. Massage therapists, unless they are also qualified doctors, may not, under law, attempt to diagnose a condition.

Total contraindications
If you have any of these conditions, please postpone booking a massage:

  • Fever
  • Contagious diseases, including any cold or flu, no matter how mild it may seem
  • Under the influence of drugs or alcohol-including prescription pain medication
  • Recent operations or acute injuries
  • Skin diseases

Local contraindications
I can massage but not over any areas affected by:

  • Varicose veins
  • Undiagnosed lumps or bumps
  • Pregnancy
  • Bruising
  • Cuts
  • Abrasions
  • Sunburn
  • Undiagnosed pain
  • Inflammation

Medical contraindications
If you suffer from any of the following conditions, please ask your doctor for a letter of approval for massage:

  • 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
  • Nervous or psychotic conditions
  • Heart problems, angina, those with pacemakers
  • Epilepsy - if not on medication
  • Diabetes
  • Bell’s palsy, trapped or pinched nerves
  • Gynecological infections

"Thank you for a fab back and neck massage with lovely relaxing aromatherapy oils. I'm feeling ready to face the world again!"

Claire Redhouse

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