When should I not get a massage?
If you have a chronic medical condition,
check with your doctor before proceeding on a course of massage
therapy. The following medical conditions are reason to consult with a
doctor before a massage:
type of infectious disease
bleeding, burns or other acute injury
and kidney diseases
Pregnancy-induced diabetes, toxemia, preeclampsia/eclampsia
blood pressure (unless under control with medication)
skin lesions or sores (therapist may work around them if localized)
Basically, you don't want the massage
to make an underlying medical condition worse nor do you want to pass
anything contagious. Call me before your appointment if you're unsure
about whether a minor condition should prohibit you from getting a
At your initial visit, you will
be asked to fill out a client intake form. It provides me with your name,
address, phone number, and any underlying medical conditions. For instance,
you should also list any allergies you may have with massage oils that
I will use. Please keep me informed if there are changes to your health
during subsequent appointments that could affect the massage session.
Please be sure to volunteer that information if you're not asked.