Massage is a wonderful and safe relaxing treatment, but for certain medical conditions massage therapy guidelines need to be adhered to. Luxuries by Lisa requires that you receive verbal confirmation from your GP or another qualified medical professional prior to the treatment being given.
These health conditions include:
- Heart conditions such as Cardiovascular Disease
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Skin conditions such as Psoriasis and Eczema
- Epilepsy or other Nervous System Disorder
- Trapped or Pinched Nerves
- Oedema, Diabetes, Osteoporosis
With the above medical conditions, should the appropriate medical professionals give their approval, the massage therapy can be adapted to ensure your health and safety needs are met. All new customers are required to sign a consent form with regards to their health status. Records will remain fully confidential.
Luxuries by Lisa is unable to provide massage therapy for any of the following:
- Pregnant and in the first trimester
- Suffering from a fever
- Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Any infectious skin condition
- Undiagnosed pain
- Those who have had major surgery in the last six months
- People who have sustained a recent neck or head injury.
Aftercare advice following the massage therapy treatment
Some people may notice the following symtoms after a massage therapy treatment.
- A slight rash.
- Going to the toilet more often.
- A cough or runny nose.
- Vivid dreams
- Perspiration as the body’s way of eliminating toxins
- Avoid salt,alcohol, caffeine and smoking for at least 12 hours after the treatment to allow the detoxification process to work more effectively.
- Eat a healthy diet including fresh fruit, vegetables and lean proteins. For example bananas,spinach, garlic and oily fish.
- Avoid large amounts of food straight after the massage therapy treatment, as this will divert energy from the healing processes occuring in the body.
- Sip water after the massage to assist with detoxification throughout the body.
- Try and rest after the treatment and have an early night if possible. Massage is known to increase levels of tiredness.
- Maintain a good posture. Sit up straight so there is less strain on the spine and if picking something up bend the knees rather then the back. Do your best to make this a habit.
- Self massage and gentle stretches can be beneficial after the massage treatment. Techniques you can do yourself are stretching the arms and legs, moving the head from side to side and gently massaging your shoulders and arms.