dr no.jpegAs much as I would love to say yes, in all actuality, the answer is No, there are several medical conditions that would make massage inappropriate.

Part of my training is learning when massage is appropriate and when it is not, but if I don’t have all the information, then my choice on path of action may not be the best. 

This is why it is necessary that you fill out the health history form fully and truthfully before you begin your session, and why I do take the time to ask you questions to clarify in some answers.

I try to keep my intake short and sweet, so I will ask general health questions to rule out if you have any contraindications to massage. It is very important that you are honest and inform me of any health problems or medications you are taking. Even if the questions seem trivial, they may be more important than you might realize.

Some medicines do not mix well with massage at all, while others do, but only in some ways. Some medicines do not mix well with heat or essential oils. So your health is always of utmost concern when asking questions about medicines you may be taking.

If you are under a doctor’s care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage prior to any session. I may  even require a recommendation or approval from your doctor. I would much rather work WITH your doctor to help you on your path to health and wellbeing than work in a way that contradicts anything your doctor may be aiming for.