Contra-indications, Contra-actions and Aftercare

What is a Contra-indication

A contra-indication is when a condition is present that may prevent a massage treatment being given.

 It may require an adaptation of technique or warrant a doctor’s letter. For Example:


Anyone in doubt about a condition should consult his or her doctor before receiving a treatment.

What is a Contra-action

Listed below are contra-actions which you may experience after a treatment and may last 24-48 hours. Please be assured that they are a positive sign the treatment is working. To counteract possible contra-actions and to gain the most from your treatment clients are advised to follow the aftercare advice.

Aftercare following massage