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Contraindications to massages (applicable to ALL of the massages that I perform)

Massage is non-invasive, natural and relaxing. It is therefore generally considered a safe treatment for most people. However,there are three types of contraindication. Firstly, 'total' when you should not be massaged at all. Suffering from any of the following would mean that I cannot massage you;

  • Fever
  • Contageous or infectious diseases, including colds and flu
  • Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Recent operations ( in the last 6 months) or acute injuries
  • Neuritis
  • Skin diseases

If any of these apply to you, please do not book a massage or any of my other treatments!

Secondly, 'local contraindications'. This means that I can massage but not over areas affected by;

  • Varicose veins
  • Undiagnosed lumps or bumps
  • Pregnancy
  • Bruising, cuts or abrasions
  • Sunburn
  • Undiagnosed pain
  • Inflammation

Thirdly, 'Medical contraindications'. If you suffer from any of the following, I cannot massage you until I have received permission from your GP;

  • Cardio-vascualr conditions (thrombosis, phlebitis, hypertension, heart conditions)
  • Oedema
  • Psoriasis or eczema
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoperosis
  • Cancer
  • Nervous or psychotic conditions
  • Heart problems, angina, those with a pacemaker
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Bell's Palsy or pinched nerves
  • Gynaecological infections

These restrictions are in place for your health and well-being. Thankyou for taking them as seriously as I do!

 It is due to these restrictions that you will be required to complete a short health questionnaire on your first visit and to advise me of any changes as soon as you become aware of them. This will allow me to treat you safely and to ensure that treatments are suitable.


Anewyou. Affordable holistic and beauty treatments in the comfort of my home or yours! Contact Emma on 07896 761635 or 01902 656791. Look forward to hearing from you soon!