This is when IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED to receive massage.

Total Contra-indications:

  • Virus, fever, infection, verrucas, athletes foot, fungal nail infections and other contagious conditions: when massaged, the blood circulation is stimulated which can and will cause the virus, fever or infection to spread throughout the system
  • Uncontrolled high/low blood pressure
  • Tumour
  • First 3 months of pregnancy as the foetus is not 100% settled in the womb. It can cause miscarriage.
  • Kidney/gall bladder stones: massage can make the stones travel around the bloodstream and can get stuck in a vessel causing a clot that can turn into an embolism which affects the tissues that won't receive any more blood supply.
  • Risk of thrombus: very similar to an embolism but in this case the blood clot is created at the site of origin.
  • Osteoporosis over 30%: this a progressive bone disease characterized by a decreasing in bone mass and density which can lead to an increased risk of fracture. By massaging you are accelerating the deteriorating process.
  • Aneurosa: food poisoning
  • Uncontrolled diabetes

Partial Contra-indications:

  • Skin disease, when in crisis
  • Arthritis, when in crisis
  • Cuts, please cover them with a plaster or something of the kind
  • Abrasion, sun burn: avoid the affected area, the rest of the body can be massaged
  • Acute trauma/swelling: avoid the affected area, the rest of the body can be massaged
  • By-pass: unless the doctor gives green light
  • Tachycardia: unless the doctor gives green light
  • Epilepsy: unless the doctor gives green light

If you have any doubts about a certain health condition, ask your GP. 

It's recommended that the person who receives the massage should not drive, operate machinery or drink straight after.