What are the contraindications of massage treatment?
Massage treatment is non-invasive, relaxing and natural. It is therefore generally considered a safe treatment for most people. However, the following restrictions are in place to protect your health and well-being. Thank you for taking them as seriously as I do.

Total Contraindication
When you have any of these conditions, please do not book a massage: Fever, contagious diseases, including any cold or flu, no matter how mild it may seem, under the influence of alcohol or drugs (including prescription pain medication), recent operations, acute injuries, neuritis, and skin diseases.

Local Contraindications
The therapist can massage but not over any areas affected by: varicose veins, undiagnosed lumps or bumps, pregnancy, bruising, cuts, abrasions, sunburn, undiagnosed pain, and inflammation

Contraindications to Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is not suitable for everyone. If any of these conditions apply to you, you should not receive hot stone massage:
Blood clots / prone to blood clots, easy bruising, cancer, chemotherapy or radiations treatments, depressed immune system (lupus, HIV/AIDS, cancer, Epstein Barr, mononucleosis, etc.), diabetes, fever, heart problems, heat sensitivity, high blood pressure, inflamed skin conditions, nerve trauma, neuropathy, open wounds or sores, peripheral vascular disease, pregnancy, recent surgery, varicose veins, or if you are taking medications that have side effects to heat (Please check with your pharmacist if you are not certain.)

Massage therapists, by law, may not attempt to diagnose a condition. If you are uncertain if you can be massaged, please consult your physician.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding contraindications of your treatment, please contact me at anytime.

Serenity Massage - Lockport, NY