Conditions when massage CANNOT be given or require doctor certificate or client indemnity:
|Any infection, disease or fever.|
|Under the influence of recreational drugs or alcohol.|
|Diarrhoea or vomiting.|
|Conditions requiring written GP consent or client indemnity:|
|Pregnancy – First 3 months only.|
|Condition being treated by a GP or another Complementary Practitioner.|
|When taking prescribed medication.|
|Epilepsy, diabetes or asthma.|
|Muscular-skeletal system dysfunctions (e.g. arthritis, osteoporosis, acute rheumatism, slipped disc, whiplash, pain or postural deformities).|
|Cardiovascular conditions (e.g. thrombosis, phlebitis, hyper/hypo-tension, heart conditions, haemophilia).|
|Nervous system dysfunctions (e.g. spastic conditions, MS, Bell’s Palsy Parkinson’s, Motor Neurone Disease, trapped / pinched / inflamed nerve, nervous / psychotic conditions).|
The following areas will be avoided:
Skin diseases (inc. athlete’s foot, ringworm, verrucas etc).
Localised swelling or inflammation.
Scar tissues (2 years for major operations & 6-months for a small scar).
Cuts, bruises, abrasions & sunburn.
Any undiagnosed lumps or swelling of any kind.
Recent fractures (minimum 3 months).
Haematoma or hernia.
Less than 2hrs after a heavy meal.
Cervical spondylitis & conditions affecting the neck.