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Benefits and Contraindications

Well Known Benefits Of Massage Include:

  • Aids chronic back ache, relieves aches and pains
  • Can stimulate bone growth and blood circulation
  • Increases the synovial fluid helping in arthritic complaints
  • Improves mobility and flexibility in the joint
  • Good for postural problems
  • Rejuvenates and energises the tissues
  • Helps reduce scar tissue
  • Loosens muscle fibres
  • Aids circulation
  • Stimulates senses
  • Improves lymphatic flow
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Tones skin and increases elasticity
  • Improves muscle tone and increases flexibility
  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Improves digestion
  • Increases the skins collagen
  • Breaks down fatty tissue
  • Reduces stress and headaches caused by tension
  • Boosts the immunity
  • Feeling of well being and relaxation


Contraindications are conditions that will not react well to or improve with massage. Some conditions will mean that you will need to get your doctors approval before commencing massage treatment, such as diabetes, low or high blood pressure, epilepsy, whilst others will just mean a restricted treatment - for instance if you suffer from varicose veins I would need to avoid that area but can still treat other areas. If you are in doubt please seek your doctors approval before booking a treatment.

The following are examples of conditions that cannot be treated by massage:

  • Tumours
  • Thrombosis or Phlebitis
  • Skin Infections or Contagious Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Broken Bones, Dislocations, Severe Sprains or any Acute Injury
  • Open Wounds
  • Recent Surgery
  • Jaundice or Kidney Problems
  • Severe Pain
  • Complete Muscle or Tendon Ruptures
  • Shingles
  • Fever
  • Early Pregnancy

Varicose veins, open cuts, bruising are examples of conditions that can receive restricted treatment.
Bacterial, viral or fungal conditions will need to be fully treated before any treatment.