Precautions and Contraindictions

Sports Massage Precautions

Please note restriction may apply for some medical conditions.

  • Acute Traumas – Open wounds, recent bruising, muscle tears, sprained ligaments, contusions, chilblains, burns
  • Infectious skin disease, Bacterial infection, Lymphangitis, Fungal infection, Viral infections, Herpes
  • Fractures.
  • Joint dislocation.
  • Immediately post-surgery.
  • Immediately post chemotherapy or radiation – unless referred by G.P.
  • Osteoporosis – G.P. consent required.
  • Myositis ossifican.
  • Deep-vein thrombosis.
  • Varicose veins (locally)
  • Melanoma.
  • Tumour.
  • Other cancers – G.P. consent required.
  • Haemophilia – G.P. consent required.
  • Diabetes – although not an actual contraindication massage can be provided after discussion and possible G.P. consent.
  • If you are at the infectious stage of any virus.
  • A body temperature over 100°F, or feeling unwell

To book your treatment session with Russ Cassidy, sports massage and deep tissue massage therapist, call Worthing on 07709 509713 or Steyning on 01903 813500, or book online. Alternatively you can send a message.