RELAXING THERAPIES - MEDICAL CRITERIA TO BE CONSIDERED PRIOR TO TREATMENT 
Contraindications Requiring Medical Permission 
In circumstances where medical permission cannot be obtained from a GP, clients must provide their informed consent in writing, prior to treatment. 
• Pregnancy 
• Cardiovascular conditions (thrombosis, phlebitis, hypertension, hypotension, heart conditions) 
• Haemophilia 
• Any condition already being treated by a GP or another complementary practitioner 
• Medical oedema 
• Osteoporosis 
• Arthritis 
• Nervous/psychotic conditions 
• Epilepsy 
• Diabetes 
• Asthma 
• Any dysfunction of the nervous system (Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease) 
• Bell’s Palsy 
• Trapped/pinched nerve (e.g. Sciatica) 
• Inflamed nerve 
• Cancer 
• Kidney infections 
• Whiplash 
• Slipped disc 
• When taking prescribed medication 
• Acute rheumatism 
• Undiagnosed pain 
Contraindications That Restrict Treatment 
• Fever 
• Contagious or infectious diseases 
• Under the influence of recreational drugs or alcohol 
• Diarrhoea and vomiting 
• Pregnancy 
• Skin diseases 
• Localised swelling 
• Inflammation 
• Varicose veins 
• Cuts 
• Bruises 
• Abrasions 
• Scar tissue (2 years for major operation and 6 months for a small scar) 
• Sunburn 
• Hormonal Implants 
• Haematoma 
• Recent Fractures (minimum 3 months) 
• Conditions/disorders of feet/hands 
• Menstruation 
• Disorders/conditions of hands/feet/nails 
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