This is by no means an exhaustive list, but common contraindications include:

Fever or infectious disease
Vascular conditions
Severe heart disease
Recent operations and injuries
Diabetes with vascular dysfunction
Blood disorders
Open wounds/cuts or abrasions
Contagious skin conditions

Some conditions may be localised to a specific area, so it may be possible to receive treatments in other areas. A full consultation will be completed before your first treatment, and it is your responsibility to alert the therapist to any medical conditions you may have. If you are unsure whether you may have a contraindication to massage, please consult your GP or get in touch with us.

Although many may think it would be beneficial, you should not book a massage during the acute phase of an injury – ideally, you want the initial inflammatory process to take its course before seeking treatment. Depending on the injury, we recommend waiting at least 5 days before booking your appointment. If you are unsure, please contact us.