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Temporary Contraindications

The following is a list of common but temporary contraindications for massage. These situations necessitate a time period of healing before receiving massage. It is important for your body to reserve its energy so it may return to a healthy state. For your benefit, and possibly your therapist’s, please schedule your next appointment once the issue has cleared.

Chickenpox

Contact Dermatitis (if widespread)

Diarrhea (if due to infection)

Fever

German Measles

Gout (during acute phase)

Hepatitis

Hives

High Blood Pressure (unless controlled by medication, diet or exercise)

Influenza (the flu)

Lice

Lupus (during a flare-up)

Measles

Mononucleosis (Mono)

Mumps

Pneumonia

Ringworm

Recent injuries or surgeries

Scabies

Tonsillitis

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