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What are the contra-indications to massage?

Massage is non-invasive, relaxing and natural. It is therefore generally considered a safe treatment for most people. However, there are three types of contra-indications: total, when massage should not be performed at all, localised, when massage can be performed over the rest of the body but not over the contra-indicated areas; medical, when massage can only be performed once medical permission has been granted.

Total Contra-indications:

When a client has any of these conditions the therapist should not massage.


Local Contra-indications:

The therapist can massage but not over any areas affected by:


Medical Contra-indications:

If the client suffers from any of the following conditions, massage can only take place once it has been approved by a GP:

Embody Complementry - Trevor Tennent Proffessionally Qualified for Hopi Ear Candling, Hot Stone Therapy, Indian Head Massage, Seated Acupressure Massage and Sports Massage Complementary Therapists Association

'All treatments offered here are intended as complementary to conventional medicine and are by no means an alternative to, or replacement, for any conventional therapy you may require. If you are currently receiving medical treatment for a particular condition, I may require a letter of clearance from your GP or consultant before treating you'.

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