Contraindications

 

• Any contagious skin disease ie. impetigo, scabies, chicken pox, mumps etc.
• Severe psoriasis or eczema on foot (foot will be too sore to work)
• Any untreated severe medical condition, or acute pain (Reflexology may hide a condition
which needs medical attention)
• Undesirable characters
• Anyone under influence of alcohol or recreational drugs
• Internal bleeding
• Severe varicose veins i.e. phlebitis (Reflexology may increase pressure of blood to veins)
• Any form of infection, disease or fever (can make client feel worse and spread infection to
the therapist)
• Diarrhoea and vomiting – cross infection
• Bruising on feet
• Cuts, grazes, open skin, rashes, bites, burns, fractures
• First few days of menstruation (Reflexology may make period heavier)
• Immediately after a heavy meal – leave 2 hours
• Athletes foot or verruaes
• Localised swelling/inflammation
• Scar tissue (2 years for major operation, and 6 months small scar)
• Sunburn
• Hormonal implants
• Recent fractures (minimum 3 months)
• Cervical spondylitis
• Haematoma

 

Below are Contraindications that require Specialist or written permission from your GP/Consultant
• Medication for serious conditions (Reflexology may alter the level of drug in body)
• Cancer (within 5 years of surgery, as rogue cells may spread through lymph system)
• Recent operative patients/recent operations
• Post natal Depression
• Severe swelling
• Hypertension
• Any condition already being treated by a GP or other complimentary therapist.
• Nervous/Psychotic conditions
• Arthritis
• Osteoporosis may speed up decalcification)
• Acute rheumatism
• Recent operations
• Epilepsy
• Asthma
• Medical oedema
• Pregnancy (not to treat in the first trimester – 3 months)
• Cancer
• Spastic conditions
• Kidney infections
• Trapped/pinched nerve (sciatica) inflamed nerve
• Any disfunction of the nervous system, eg multiple sclerosis, parkinsons disease, motor
neurone disease

Please note that any massage or other holistic therapy is not a replacement for Medical Treatment.In all instances Proper Medical Treatment must be sought prior to the commencement of any Holistic Therapy for any condition.