Massage Therapy Contraindications

I need to underline the importance of seriously considering the contraindications for massage therapy.
Numerous times I warned my clients about the risk of delaying the healing process or even aggravating their health if they receive massage when having a cold or a virus. Rarely my clients accepted to leave my clinic and return only when well. Rarely those that received a treatment did not get back to acute stage of a cold or a virus. Sadly one of my clients had to go to ER the next day.
Please inform your therapists ahead of time if you are sick and decide together with them if you should reschedule your treatment. Please accept  that we are also responsible and it is within our scope of practice to make the best judgement in the long run.
Example of conditions that are temporary contraindications for massage therapy:
Bronchitis
Cold
Contact Dermatitis (if widespread)
Diarrhea (if due to infection)
Fever
German Measles
Gout (during acute phase)
Hepatitis
Hives
High Blood Pressure
(unless controlled by medication, diet or exercise)
Influenza (the flu) or other virus
Lice
Lupus (during a flare-up)
Measles
Mononucleosis
(Mono)
Mumps
Pneumonia
Ringworm
Scabies
Tonsillitis

MELT Method

Woot Woot!!!

I am very excited to let you know that I am now a certified MELT Hand and Foot Instructor and I can’t wait to help you get rid of your chronic pain for good.
The MELT Method is The NEW Art of Self Care created by Sue Hitzmann
If you did not get the chance to see her on
The Dr. Oz Show yet,
I recommend you to take a look. It is amazing!

Half way through the course, after only two full treatments of Foot MELT, which was only 5 minutes each by the way, I started to feel my left foot, leg and hip, which were numb for over 6 months.

I am a convicted believer as both Therapist and Patient

Simple acts of Self-Care

Your own body is your best doctor; just pay attention!
There are so many ways in which your body tells you exactly what to do.
Are you tired? Rest! 5 Minutes counts too!
Are you thirsty? Start sipping water, every 5 to 10 minutes.
Do you need a visit to the bathroom? Take a short break and go.

Your mind needs a break? Leave the cell phone on your desk and go for a walk in the park.

If you need help, go and search until you find a Doctor or a Therapist that really cares and listens.
Don’t give up on yourself!

I wish you WELL!

Second Opinion and Alternative Medicine, Your Options

 

Carpo Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Beware a Specialist’s opinion!
A client with Gestational Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (caused by pregnancy)
for over eight years was told by a “best surgeon” of one of the Toronto’s Hospitals that there is nothing she can do about it. The numbness in her fingers would not allow to feel moisture, cold/warm etc. Her grasp was weak and painful for all these years. Ten minutes of Massage Therapy Treatment returned the sensation in her fingers after more than eight years!

ALWAYS GO FOR SECOND OPINION AND EXPLORE ALTERNATIVES TO WESTERN MEDICINE IF YOU HAVE TO. SOMETIMES ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE OR HOLISTIC APPROACH WILL BE MORE EFFICIENT.


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