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What are the contraindications of massage/body treatment?

Massage treatment is non-invasive, relaxing and natural. It is therefore generally considered a safe treatment for most people. However, there are three types of contraindication:

TOTAL: when massage should not be performed at all.

LOCAL: when massage can be performed but not over the contraindicated areas.

MEDICAL: when massage can only be performed once medical permission has been granted.


The following restrictions are in place to protect your health and well-being. Thank you for taking them as seriously as we do.


Total Contraindications

When you have any of these conditions, please do not book a massage:


Contagious diseases, including any cold or flu, no matter how mild it may seem

Under the influence of drugs or alcohol-including prescription pain medication

Recent operations or acute injuries


Skin diseases


Local Contraindications

The therapist can massage but not over any areas affected by:

Varicose veins

Undiagnosed lumps or bumps

Pregnancy (KaLu does not offer massage in first trimester. Must be past 12 weeks)





Undiagnosed pain

Inflammation, including arthritis


Medical Contraindications

If you suffer from any of the following conditions, massage can only take place once it has been approved before your session in writing by your Physician.

Cardio-vascular conditions (thrombosis, phlebitis, hypertension, heart conditions)

Any condition already being treated by a medical practitioner


Psoriasis or eczema

High blood pressure



Nervous or psychotic conditions

Heart problems, angina, those with pacemakers



Bell's palsy, trapped or pinched nerves

Gynecological infections


Does a contraindication mean that treatment cannot take place?

Not always. In fact, massage can be very therapeutic for many medical conditions. However, in the above cases it is best to consult your physician. Massage therapists, unless they are also qualified doctors, may not, under law, attempt to diagnose a condition and we reserve the right to refuse or offer alternative massage treatments at our discretion.

If you have any questions or for further information, please contact KaLu owner, Tammy Pollino at (716) 695-5258 or via email at