Cairns Massage Therapists
Cairns Massage Therapists
Massage Therapist in Cairns
Tanya Galvin Bachelor Of Health Science with Honours!
Please phone Tanya Galvin on 0408 054 538
113 McManus Street
Contradications: When not to massage
Although massage is one of the safest therapies available, there are some occasions when it is not appropriate to massage or caution needs to be exercise. Therefore, prior to a massage treatment check that none of the following conditions exist. If you are in any doubt then always seek the advice of a practitioner.
A high temperature indicates that the body is fighting off toxins and the bodyalready has enough to cope with.
Infectious and Contagious disease
Yo do not wish to contract the disease yourself or pass it on to others, particularly illnesses that affect the skin such as chicken pox, scabies and impetigo.
Is contraindicated for massage.
Massage could open up a recent scar and even cause an infection. Depending on whether the operation is a major or a minor one there will be varying degrees of scarring.
Pressure can produce further damage to the walls of the blood vessels as well as cause discomfort. Stoking movements over the area are acceptable and may ease the pressure off the vein and aid repair. Deeper movements such as friction are not adviseable.
Massage during pregnancy can ve very beneficial helping to ease many minor complaints. Indeed, many pregnant women instinctively massage their own abdomen. However, special care should be taken over the abdomen during the first three months particularly if there is a risk of miscarriage.
It is common sense to avoid a cut, abrasion, bite, sunburn etc, as it would be painful.
It should e a matter of common sense not to massage if a bone is broken or assumed to be broken. Medical help should always be sought. In any event, it would cause so much pain that the receiver would not tolerate it!
If the receiver has brittle bones then only very gentle movements should be used.
Alcohol or Drugs
It is common sense not to massage someone healvily under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Do not massage over the site of a tumor. Cancer patients derive great comfort from massage, and oncology units often have massage therapists. However, you should never massage directly over the site of a tumour, any radiotherapy site or skin cancer.
Many heart problems such as high blood pressure can be helped enormously with massage. With severe cardiovascular problems, however, it is always best to check with a doctor.
Diabetes is not a contraindication, but one should bear in mind that the condition can affect the peripheral circulation, especially in the feet. This can cause the skin to be thinner and more susceptible to bruising. If the nerves are affected there may be a loss of sensory function and patients will be unable to give you accurate information regarding pressure. Do not press too hard.
Massage is generally very safe!
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