DinaMarie Servetti

Good to Know...

Massage Contraindications
Below is a list of general contraindications (when you should not get a massage), and some are localized contraindications (when just a certain area needs to be avoided during the massage).

Including, but not limited to:
    Broken or Fractured Bones
    Advanced Diabetes (when signs of neuropathy exist)
    High Blood Pressure, Hypertension (if uncontrolled)
    Hemophilia (blood/clotting disorders)
    Current use of blood thinners
    Phlebitis, Thrombosis, DVT, Active Blood Clot
    Any unexplained swelling
    Any recent surgery (esp. eye surgery)
    Contagious or Infectious Conditions
    Acute Injuries (bruises/hematomas)

Ashiatsu Contraindications
Ashiatsu can be light to deep pressure, but because of the deep compressions/strokes that some clients request, the following unique contraindications exist.

Including, but not limited to:
    Implants (pace makers or breast implants)
    Frailty
    Osteoporosis
    Pregnancy (or possible pregnancy)
    Varicose Veins
    Protruding or Ruptured Discs
    Kidney Disorders

Cupping Contraindications
Anyone with high fever or convulsions, and those who bleed easily, and cases of severe vericose veins are not suitable candidates for cupping. Pregnant women should not have cupping on their stomach or lower back. Patients with inflamed skin, lesions, or staph should have a doctors permission and treatments should be done in a sterile environment.

In General
If you have a condition that you think may inhibit your ability to receive a treatment of any kind, please discuss your concerns with your practitioner when making an appointment and before your massage. Your practitioner may just need to use a different technique, or avoid a certain area.

There may be cases when you need to obtain permission from your health care provider.