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:
Any type of infectious
Fracture, bleeding, burns
or other acute injury
Liver and kidney diseases
Pregnancy-induced diabetes, toxemia, preeclampsia/eclampsia
High blood pressure
(unless under control with medication)
Open 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 massage.
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.