Just so you know...There are no stupid questions!

You have probably heard this before but it needs saying, again. Especially when it comes to your health. If you don't understand what you are being told, ask for it to be repeated in a way that you can understand. A good professional will take the time to make sure you understand what you are being told.

In the massage profession, a therapist is taught the specific terms used in massage. Once a massage therapist learns these terms, they tend to use them. One reason is so that there can be no confusion as to exactly what they are talking about. That is of course if they are talking to another massage therapist. Sometimes they forget that they are not always talking to someone who understands massage terminology.


Tell your therapist if: You are pregnant, had breast implants within the last year, have skin infections or ulcerations, recently had Lasik or eye surgery, have TB, thrombosis, phlebitis, varicose veins, kidney disorders, hemophilia, severe osteoporosis, had lymph nodes removed, are on any blood thinning medications or medications that inhibit sensation, diabetes, have a recent injury including broken bones or fracture, hematomas, bruises or conditions in acute stages, have swollen or inflamed areas, severe pain, sun burn, open cuts/ bruises / burn
Contraindications for Massage: Skin infections or ulcerations, aneurysm, uncontrolled high blood pressure, complications in pregnancy, fever, skin rash, cold or flu