The following applies to ALL massage therapies offered by Radiance Holistic Health and Skincare

Total Contraindications – a total contraindication is an underlying medical condition that would exclude a client from receiving massage therapy on the grounds of client safety and wellbeing. Unfortunately we are unable to offer massage therapies to clients with the following conditions:

  • Cardiovascular conditions (Thrombosis/DVT, phlebitis, severe heart conditions)
  • Stroke or Aneurysm
  • Cancer (within the last two years)
  • Haemophilia
  • Pregnancy
  • Clients with severe nut allergies

Clients presenting with other health conditions may be treated provided that they inform their GP that they intend to receive massage/aromatherapy/skincare treatment, or to consult them concerning the advisability of these treatments. In certain cases no treatment will be given until written confirmation of client suitability has been received from the clients GP. Please discuss with us BEFORE your appointment if you have any of the following for advice on how best to proceed:

  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Nervous or psychotic conditions
  • Osteoporosis
  • Recent Surgery
  • Whiplash/Slipped Disc/Trapped or pinched nerve
  • Any dysfunction of the nervous system (MS, Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease)
  • Compromised Immune System

Some conditions (these may be long term or transient) may restrict the treatment you receive. Depending on the nature of your condition it may be necessary to avoid treating a particular area of the body or postponing the appointment until the client is well, as in the case of acute infections/illness.

  • Fever/Contagious or infectious diseases/Diarrhoea/Vomiting
  • Clients under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs
  • Severe Headache
  • Inflammation/bruises/cut or abrasions
  • Sunburn
  • Recent fractures

In addition to the above, the following treatment specific TOTAL CONTRAINDICATIONS apply for:

Hot (and Cold) Stone Massage 

  • Nerve damage/Loss of Sensation (e.g. Neuropathy or as a result of surgery)
  • Cardiac Conditions
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes (Type I and Type II)

Aromatherapy Massage

  • Hypersensitive Skin

All medical information received remains confidential in accordance with our Terms and Conditions