CAUTIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS
There are some medical conditions as to why treatment may not be given, why treatment may need adjusting on a localised area, or why treatment may only be given after you have sought advice from your G.P. If you are receiving current medical treatment from your doctor for a medical condition it is advisable to obtain his or her advice before having any complementary therapies to ask if there is a reason why you may not go ahead.
Unexplained and Undiagnosed Symptoms, illness and high risk conditions: there are some circumstances when it is not safe to proceed with treatment, either for your safety or mine. In this situation then I will ask you to please consult your GP first.
Examples include: symptoms such as constant pain, unexplained weight loss, frequent digestive tract problems such as an upset stomach or bowels, a suspected DVT, severe headaches, a high temperature, heavy cold/flulike symptoms, lumps, swellings, lesions and/or sores. In these cases I will refer you to your GP for advice.
If in doubt, check it out!
Please see my Covid19 page if you have been deemed extremely clinical vulnerable.
Reflexology example contraindications include (as well as many of the ones above):
Infectious conditions including verrucas, tinea pedis (Athlete’s Foot), impetigo or lice; need to wait until they have cleared up (please visit GP or pharmacist for advice)
Pregnancy - although reflexology is considered safe and there is no scientific evidence to show that it may be harmful my insurance policy does not cover reflexology for the first trimester (three months) - if you believe that you may be pregnant please inform me.
Massage/IHM/Aromatherapy example contraindications include:
Head lice (and other parasites), infectious/contagious conditions (e.g. cold sores), open wounds or major bruising in treatment region, current migraine, current fever, acute inflammation - therapy can only commence when these have been cleared.
Cancers (particularly bone/lymph), epilepsy, allergies, diabetes, thyroid issues, epilepsy, heart condition, osteoporosis, arthritis, gout, recent surgery, broken bones, fractures, major injuries, including head or upper torso/spine including whiplash (+ a few others including severe varicose veins) - these will need advice from your G.P./specialist before and I will require you to sign a further consent form stating that you have sought advice that there is no reason not to go ahead.
Deep Vein Thrombosis(blood clots)/Phlebitis/Stroke/Post Heart-attack - due to the risk of moving blood clots or infection reflexology and massage is not suitable without GP advice.
Pregnancy Massage example contraindications (as well as the above) include:
Pre-eclampsia, thrombosis, placenta previa, current uterine bleeding, high risk pregnancy, gestational diabetes, unexplained continuous abdominal pains, redness/heat/pain in legs, current temperature
Please seek medical advice from your midwife, specialist or GP before having a Pregnancy Massage to ensure there is no reason for massage not to go ahead.
Ear Candling example contraindications include:
Grommets/cochlear implants - not suitable
Infectious conditions or inflammation in the ear area
Pregnancy - it is not adviseable to have ear candling during the first trimester
Head lice, infectious/contagious conditions (e.g. cold sores), open wounds or major bruising in treatment region, current migraine - treatment can only commence when these have been cleared up.
All the holistic therapy products I use are vegetarian-friendly. I can also utilise vegan-friendly products in the treatments I offer (please request this on booking). None of the products I use are animal tested nor have been.