Massage is generally a safe treatment for most people. However there are health factors known as contra-indications which may affect whether or not you can have a massage or which treatment we can offer you.

You cannot receive massage with any of the following conditions. These are total contra-indications:

  • fever
  • contagious or infectious diseases
  • if you are under the influence of non-prescription drugs or alcohol
  • recent operations
  • neuritis
  • skin diseases


Local contra-indications mean that the therapist cannot massage over areas affected by the following conditions:

  • undiagnosed lumps and bumps
  • varicose veins
  • bruising
  • cuts and abrasions
  • sunburn
  • inflammation
  • undiagnosed pain

Please inform us of any local contra-indications or medical conditions, including pregnancy, at the time of your booking. 

Ways of adapting your treatment to avoid local contra-indications can be discussed with your therapist at the time of your treatment.