Indications and Contraindications for a Massage

Indications and Contraindications for a Massage

Who can benefit from Thai massage?

The age or sex of the person willing to have a massage are irrelevant, however, there are certain indications and contraindications for a Thai massage. Please read the following, inform the staff about any problems, and if in doubt consult your physician. This is important due to your comfort during the massage and your own health.

Indications for a Massage

  • Stress, fatigue
  • Contractures, muscle tension or pain other than resulting from inflammatory conditions
  • Headaches and sleeping problems resulting from tension in the muscles of neck, back and shoulders
  • During depressive states and reluctance to be active
  • Periods of recovery after a long-term illness or accident – after the cast is taken off
  • Post-traumatic conditions, such as bruises, twists or dislocations, minimum after 2-3 days of the injury moment, as well as for persons with risk of bedsore
  • Rheumatic illnesses
  • Paralysis and paresis
  • Reduced immunity
  • Slight disorders of cardiovascular system
  • Reduced mobility of joints
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Muscle tension between workouts for athletes, however, e.g. after a marathon, no earlier than on the next day
  • Skin care

Contraindications for a Massage

  • Elevated body temperature, above 38 degrees Celsius
  • Considerable weakness (e.g. after an illness or a very intense effort)
  • Considerable inflammatory condition (e.g. of veins, joints, tendons, intestines, kidneys, meninx, etc.)
  • Contagious and viral diseases
  • Skin diseases (e.g. mycosis or psoriasis) and any purulent lesions
  • Fresh wounds or scars
  • Diseases of heart and cardiovascular system (e.g. diastolic blood pressure above 110, first two weeks after an infarction, advanced atherosclerosis, aneurysms, fresh haematoma, etc.)
  • First days of post-traumatic condition (e.g. twist, bruise, strained muscles or tendons)
  • Fractures and fresh adhesions (minimum 4 months of the injury): strict prohibition of massage of the fracture dressed with metal plates or screws
  • Gastrointestinal ulcers, coeliac disease, hernia, parasitic diseases
  • Tumours, whether malignant or not, and after removal of a tumour the place of the tumour and its area is not to be massaged – a matter to be agreed with a physician individually
  • Nervous system diseases (e.g. epilepsy, stroke, haemorrhage, sciatica, etc.)
  • Bone diseases (e.g. advanced osteoporosis)
  • Menstruation, particularly the first day or when it is particularly intense and painful
  • Pregnancy: the massage type may be adjusted to the stage of pregnancy, provided the attending physician consented thereto
  • Condition after consumption of alcohol or use of drugs

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