Medical Conditions

Medical Conditions:

If you have any medical conditions including anything as seemingly mild as a fever, cold or flu, please review our contraindications to massage or spa services before you book your appointment.


What are the contraindications 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 contraindication:

Entire Body:

when massage should not be performed at all.

Localized Area:

when massage can be performed but not over the contraindicated areas.

Medical Permission:

when massage can only be performed once medical permission has been granted.

The following restrictions are in place to protect your health and well-being. Thank you for taking them as seriously as we do.

Entire Body

When you have any of these conditions, please do not book a massage: Fever, Contagious or infectious 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, Neuritis, Skin disease.

Local Area

The therapist can massage but not over any areas affected by: Varicose veins, Undiagnosed lumps or bumps, Pregnancy, Brusing, Cuts, Abrasions, Sunburn, undiagnosed pain, Inflammation, including arthritis.

Medical Permission

If you suffer from any of the following conditions, massage can only take place once it has been approved before your session in writing by your 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 infecitons.

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