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Contraindications

The Benefits of Massage: The most popular benefits of massage are both relaxation and invigoration. It is an excellent way to rid the body of tension and stress, and it helps with circulation and promotes a sense of overall wellbeing.

Massage has a detoxifying effect on the body. We recommend that you drink plenty of water after receiving a massage to flush metabolic waste from the muscle tissues. We recommend that you avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol for the next 24 hours after receiving a massage.

Additional Tip: Don’t eat a heavy meal before a massage.

Precautions & Contraindications: Massage can be very therapeutic for many medical conditions. However, in some cases it is best to get a written script from your physician. Massage therapists may not, under the law, attempt to diagnose a medical condition. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us for more information.

Massage treatment is non-invasive, relaxing, and natural. It is generally considered a safe treatment for most people. However, there are three types of contraindications.
 


 
Total Contraindications: Massage sessions should not be scheduled if you have any of the following:

  • Fever
  • Contagious Diseases
  • Cold or Flu
  • Impairment Due to Alcohol, Drugs, or Prescriptions, including Antibiotics
  • Recent operations or acute injuries
  • Neuritis
  • Skin Diseases

Local Contraindications: Limited massage can be performed with such contraindications as:

  • Varicose Veins
  • Undiagnosed Lumps or Bumps
  • Bruising
  • Cuts
  • Abrasions
  • Sunburn
  • Areas with Undiagnosed Pain
  • Inflammation, Including Arthritis
  • Pregnancy, after the First Trimester

Medical Contraindications: Massage can only be performed once medical permission has been granted by your physician. Conditions in this category include:

  • Any Serious Condition Treated By a Medical Practitioner
  • Cardio-Vascular Conditions (Thrombosis, Phlebitis, Hypertension, Heart Conditions)
  • Serious Edema
  • Serious Psoriasis or Eczema
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer
  • Nervous or Psychotic Conditions
  • Heart Problems, Angina, Pacemakers
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Trapped or Pinched Nerves
  • Gynecological Infections

The massage professionals with Body Tech™ Mobile Massage Spa Services follow these protocols to protect your health and wellbeing.
 


 
Consultation: Prior to the start of any massage treatment, our massage professionals will have each client complete a health history form. The main purpose of this client intake form is to inform the massage professional of current and past health issues and injuries, so the massage professional can take special care to treat current issues and prevent additional injury.

Contact us to reserve your massage and spa treatment today. We proudly serve clients in Jacksonville, Florida, and the surrounding areas.