Information

General Information

Distance of Travel

I travel roughly 30 minutes from the centre of Guildford. I am flexible with this distance but please note that for long distances there may be an additional mileage charge.


Clients

As a rule I only massage female clients for individual treatments. I do offer couples massages and will massage male clients on referral and at my own discretion.

Contraindications

What are the Contraindications to Massage Treatment?

Massage treatment is non-invasive, relaxing and natural. It is therefore generally considered a safe treatment for most people.


However, there are three types of contraindication:

TOTAL: when massage should not be performed at all.

LOCAL: when massage can be performed but not over the contraindicated areas. 

MEDICAL: when massage can only be performed once medical permission has been granted.


Total Contraindications

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 drugs or alcohol-including prescription pain medication
  • Recent operations or acute injuries
  • Neuritis
  • Skin diseases


Local Contraindications

The therapist can massage but not over any areas affected by:

  • Varicose vein
  • Undiagnosed lumps or bumps
  • Pregnancy
  • Bruising
  • Cuts
  • Abrasions
  • Sunburn
  • Undiagnosed pain
  • Inflammation, including arthritis


Medical Contraindications

Please let me know that if you suffer from any of the following conditions, massage can only take place once it has been approved before your session in writing by your GP.

  • Cardio-vascular conditions (thrombosis, phlebitis, hypertension, heart conditions)
  • Any condition already being treated by a medical practitioner
  • Oedema
  • Psoriasis or eczema
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer
  • Nervous or psychotic conditions
  • Heart problems, angina, those with pacemakers
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Bell’s palsy, trapped or pinched nerves
  • Gynaecological infections


For Hot Stone Massage


Total contraindications are the same as above but including:

  • Pregnancy
  • Heart conditions
  • Nerve Damage
  • Depressed immune system
  • Epilepsy
  • Cancer

The same Medical Contraindications apply 


Does a contraindication mean that treatment cannot take place?

Not always. In fact, massage can be very therapeutic for many medical conditions. However, in the above cases it is best to have advice from your GP. Massage therapists, unless they are also qualified doctors, may not, under law, attempt to diagnose a condition.