Although the benefits of massage and our other healing therapies are undoubtedly beneficial, certain medical conditions require the exercise of caution. If you are in doubt or you are under medical supervision, it is advisable to check with your doctor prior to embarking on certain massage treatments and healing therapies.

Contraindications and Precautions include but are not limited to the following conditions:

  • High fever/flu
  • Women during their first trimester can seek certain treatments such as ‘Foot Reflexology’, however, there are certain letdown points on the ankles and feet that can cause miscarriage if performed by an unlicensed person.
  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • Heart disease
  • Thrombosis
  • Plebitis
  • Oedema
  • Severe acute back injuries
  • Swelling
  • Fractures
  • Skin infections
  • Certain neurological conditions that result in loss of feeling or sensitivities in the extremities, Information the therapist deems extremely important to have.


As a general rule, if you are not sure about receiving certain treatments, please contact your general medical practitioner. Balance for Life does not claim to diagnose, cure any medical condition or licensed to prescribe medication. A full medical history is required by NYS. Balance for Life assumes no negligence for pertinent information omitted. Certain medical conditions may require a doctors approval.