R & R Therapeutic Massage
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Massage Contraindications

What are contraindications to massage?

Any health concerns which may worsen with massage therapy.


When you have any of these conditions, the therapist should not provide massagetherapy: 

* Fever 
* Contagious or infectious diseases 
* Under the influence of drugs or alcohol 
* Recent operations 
* Neuritis 
* Skin diseases 


The therapist can massage but not over any areas affected by

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


If you suffer from any of the following conditions, massage can only take place once it has been approved by a Physician. 

* 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 
* Gynecological infections 

Contraindications to Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is not suitable for everyone. Please review the list of contraindications below. If any of these conditions apply to you, then you should not receive hot stone massage. 

*Blood clots / prone to blood clots 
*Bruise easily 
*Cancer, chemotherapy or radiations treatments 
*Depressed immune system 
(lupus, HIV/AIDS, cancer, Epstein Barr, mononucleosis, etc.) 
*Heart problems 
*Heat Sensitivity 
*High Blood Pressure 
*Inflamed Skin Conditions 
*Nerve Trauma 
*Open wounds or sores 
*Peripheral vascular disorder 
*Recent Surgery 
*Taking medications that have side effects to heat 
(Please check with your pharmacist if you are not certain.) 
*Varicose veins