07779 020-514


Below is a list of contraindications for treatment by London Soft Tissue Therapy. The list includes, but is not limited to:

Complete Contraindications

Under no circumstances will we treat you if you disclose to us you have any of the following:

  • Recent Surgery: Within the last 6 weeks, unless cleared by a healthcare provider.
  • Severe Cardiovascular Conditions: Unstable angina, recent heart attack, uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure), congestive heart failure.
  • Acute Illness or Fever: Active infection, flu, or fever.
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or Blood Clot: Active or recent DVT or clotting disorder.
  • Severe Respiratory Conditions: Severe asthma attack, acute bronchitis, or pneumonia.
  • Recent Fractures: Within the last 3 months, unless cleared by a healthcare provider.
  • Open Wounds or Burns: Any open wounds, burns, or areas of infection.
  • Contagious Skin Conditions: Active cases of ringworm, impetigo, or other contagious skin infections.
  • Severe Edema: Excessive swelling due to lymphedema or other conditions.
  • Pregnancy: First trimester, unless receiving specialized prenatal massage from a qualified therapist.

Local Contraindications

Treatment can take place but to the area that is contraindicated.

  • Bruising or Hematoma: Recent bruising or hematoma in the area to be treated.
  • Varicose Veins: Inflamed or painful varicose veins.
  • Sunburn: Recently sunburned skin, particularly if blistered or peeling.
  • Localised Inflammation: Swelling or inflammation due to injury or infection.
  • Recent Scar Tissue: Scars less than 6 months old, unless cleared by a healthcare provider.
  • Local Infectious Conditions: Boils, herpes outbreaks, or fungal infections in the area.

Medical Contraindications

Treatment may be able to take place but a medical note from your doctor confirming it is ok for you to be treated must be presented before treatment.

  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension): Uncontrolled hypertension may require modification of pressure and techniques. Consultation with a healthcare provider is advisable.
  • Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension): Clients with severely low blood pressure may experience dizziness or fainting during treatment. Caution and modified techniques may be necessary.
  • Osteoporosis: Severe osteoporosis may require lighter pressure and avoidance of deep tissue techniques.
  • Diabetes: Care should be taken with diabetic clients, particularly those with compromised circulation or neuropathy.
  • Cancer: Certain cancer treatments, recent surgeries, or metastatic cancer may require specialized oncology massage.
  • Autoimmune Disorders: Conditions such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis may require gentle techniques and avoidance of pressure on affected joints.
  • Neurological Disorders: Conditions such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis may require modified techniques to accommodate mobility issues or muscle stiffness.
  • Psychiatric Disorders: Conditions such as severe anxiety, psychosis, or bipolar disorder may require a calm and supportive approach.
  • Medications: Certain medications, such as blood thinners or muscle relaxants, may impact treatment and require modification of techniques.
  • Pacemaker or Implants: Clients with pacemakers or other implants may require modified techniques and avoidance of certain modalities like electrical stimulation.

By agreeing to be treated by London Soft Tissue Therapy you agree to disclose all information that is relevant to your health care. Not doing so is a breach of terms.  This list can be updated at any point without notice.