Contraindication Disclosure Form

FB DPIndian Head Massage contraindications



  • Recent head or neck injury
  • Severe bruising in treatment area
  • Epilepsy
  • Recent haemorrhage (especially, brain)
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Migraine
  • History of thrombosis or embolism
  • Diabetes
  • Dysfunction of nervous system (i.e. meningitis, inflammation of the brain)
  • Skin disorders, cuts and abrasions to treatment area
  • Scalp infections
  • Recent operations to treatment area
  • Under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Arthritis/osteoporosis in treatment area
  • Cancer

Quantum Touch/Reiki Contraindications

  • People in a coma.

  • Unable to accept responsibility for the use of Reiki on his/her person.

  • On minors whose parents or legal guardian(s) have not been contacted and who have not given informed consent.

  • Any person with a life-threatening illness who wishes to use Reiki as and adjunct to traditional medical therapies should be referred to their medical care provider for permission

  • Persons who do NOT have life-threatening illnesses may wish to try using Reiki as a form of structured relaxation under the direction of a First or Second Degree Reiki practitioner.

Facial Massage Contraindications.

Contraindications that prevent a facial treatment:

  • Viruses such as colds,

  • cold sores,

  • warts,

  • Bacterial infections such as impetigo,

  • boils, conjunctivitis,

  • styes,

  • Fungal infections such as ringworm,

  • blepharitis,

  • Undiagnosed lumps or swelling,

  • Broken bones, Known sensitivity or allergy to products.

Contraindications that could restrict a facial treatment: The following conditions are contraindications that will not necessarily stop the treatment from taking place but they may mean that the treatment is restricted or may have to be adapted:

  • Cuts/abrasions/broken skin,

  • Bruises or

  • swelling,

  • Recent scar tissue (less than six months old),

  • Eczema, Dermatitis,

  • Psoriasis,

  • Acne vulgaris,

  • Acne rosacea,

  • Skin tags,

  • Milia,

  • Recent sunburn,

Current medication that may affect treatment needs to be disclosed;

  • Claustrophobia,

  • Broken capillaries/veins.

Immediate aftercare:

  • The skin has been deep cleansed, stimulated and nourished.

  • No aftercare is needed except to leave it alone.

  • Avoid picking, squeezing pimples or touching the area.

  • Do not apply make-up for at least 8 hours if possible,

  • Avoid any further overstimulation and heat treatments for at least 12 hours,

  • Avoid highly perfumed products,

  • No depilation (hair removal) should take place after a facial,

If any rash, irritation or itching occurs just apply a cool flannel to the area.

Long-term and homecare advice:

  • Regular use of homecare products will help the skin,

  • Regular facials will help to regulate a problem skin.

Contraindications for massage:

  • Fever: When you have a fever, your body is trying to isolate and expel an invader of some kind. Massage increases overall circulation and could therefore work against your body’s natural defences.

  • Inflammation: Massage can further irritate an area of inflammation, so you should not administer it. Inflamed conditions include anything that ends in –itis, such as phlebitis (inflammation of a vein), dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), arthritis (inflammation of the joints), and so on.

  • In the case of localized problems, you can still massage around them, however, avoiding the inflammation itself.

  • High blood pressure: High blood pressure means excessive pressure against blood vessel walls. Massage affects the blood vessels, and so people with high blood pressure or a heart condition should receive light, sedating massages, if at all.

  • Infectious diseases: Massage is not a good idea for someone coming down with the flu or diphtheria, for example, and to make matters worse, you expose yourself to the virus as well.

  • Hernia: Hernias are protrusions of part of an organ (such as the intestines) through a muscular wall. It’s not a good idea to try to push these organs back inside. Surgery works better.

  • Osteoporosis: Elderly people with a severe stoop to the shoulders often have this condition, in which bones become porous, brittle, and fragile. Massage may be too intense for this condition.

  • Varicose veins: Massage directly over varicose veins can worsen the problem. However, if you apply a very light massage next to the problem, always in a direction toward the heart, it can be very beneficial.

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