Can I have a massage?

Answering YES to any of the following MAY mean that you will be unable to

have a massage, unless supporting medical information is provided:

Are you currently under the care of a doctor or other medical practitioner?**

Are you currently taking any prescribed medication?*

Are you pregnant or trying to conceive?***

Any varicose veins, thrombosis, heart, circulation or high/low blood pressure issues?**

Have you had any recent operations or other periods of hospitalization?**

Do you have cancer?**

Do you have epilepsy?**

Do you have diabetes?**

Do you have asthma?**

Do you have any back or neck injuries, aches or pain?*

Do you have any bone fractures or dislocations?*  Osteoporosis?**

Do you have any recent scar tissue?*

Do you have any skin complaints?  Do you have any cuts or bruises?

Do you have any contagious/infectious conditions including flu and fever?***

* Medical referral may be required depending on condition

** Medical referral required - (you may be able to infer consent by yourself)

*** Massage cannot be offered

Notes and after care

It is best not to have massage after a heavy meal

It is best to drink plenty water after a massage and ease yourself back into your day - avoid alcohol, caffeine and other stimulants for a few hours

Hot shower, rest and gentle exercise afterwards will enhance the effects of the massage


I have a relaxed attitude to draping; some clients wish to be massaged without clothes or draping and this is not a problem; it actually helps when accessing the adductors, abdomen and glutes when a person is not clothed or draped.  However, this is still a grey area within massage and not all therapists agree with my view.