Contraindications that prevent a facial treatment:
Viruses such as colds, cold sores, warts, Bacterial infections such as impetigo, boils, conjunctivitis, styes, Fungal infections such as ringworm, blepharitis, Undiagnosed lumps or swelling, Broken bones, Known sensitivity or allergy to products.
Contraindications that could restrict a facial treatment:
The following conditions are contraindications that will not necessarily stop the treatment from taking place but they may mean that the treatment is restricted or may have to be adapted:
Cuts/abrasions/broken skin,Bruises or swelling, Recent scar tissue (less than six months old), Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Acne vulgaris, Acne rosacea, Skin tags, Milia, Recent sunburn, Current medication that may affect treatment needs to be disclosed, Claustrophobia,Broken capillaries/veins.
Immediate aftercare: The skin has been deep cleansed, stimulated and nourished. No aftercare is needed except to leave it alone. Avoid picking, squeezing pimples or touching the area.
Do not apply make-up for at least 8 hours if possible, Avoid any further overstimulation and heat treatments for at least 12 hours, Avoid highly perfumed products, No depilation (hair removal) should take place after a facial, If any rash, irritation or itching occurs just apply a cool flannel to the area.
Long-term and homecare advice: Regular use of homecare products will help the skin, Regular facials will help to regulate a problem skin.
Contraindications for massage:
Fever: When you have a fever, your body is trying to isolate and expel an invader of some kind. Massage increases overall circulation and could therefore work against your body's natural defenses.
Inflammation: Massage can further irritate an area of inflammation, so you should not administer it. Inflamed conditions include anything that ends in –itis, such as phlebitis (inflammation of a vein), dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), arthritis (inflammation of the joints), and so on. In the case of localized problems, you can still massage around them, however, avoiding the inflammation itself.
High blood pressure: High blood pressure means excessive pressure against blood vessel walls. Massage affects the blood vessels, and so people with high blood pressure or a heart condition should receive light, sedating massages, if at all.
Infectious diseases: Massage is not a good idea for someone coming down with the flu or diphtheria, for example, and to make matters worse, you expose yourself to the virus as well.
Hernia: Hernias are protrusions of part of an organ (such as the intestines) through a muscular wall. It's not a good idea to try to push these organs back inside. Surgery works better.
Osteoporosis: Elderly people with a severe stoop to the shoulders often have this condition, in which bones become porous, brittle, and fragile. Massage may be too intense for this condition.
Varicose veins: Massage directly over varicose veins can worsen the problem. However, if you apply a very light massage next to the problem, always in a direction toward the heart, it can be very beneficial.
Broken bones: A little light massage to the surrounding areas, though, can improve circulation and be quite helpful.
Skin problems: You should avoid anything that looks like it shouldn't be there, such as rashes, wounds, bruises, burns, boils, and blisters, for example. Usually these problems are local, so you can still massage in other areas.
Cancer: Cancer can spread through the lymphatic system, and because massage increases lymphatic circulation, it may potentially spread the disease as well. Simple, caring touch is fine, but massage strokes that stimulate circulation are not. Always check with a doctor first.
Other conditions and diseases: Diabetes, asthma, and other serious conditions each has its own precautions, and you should seek a doctor's opinion before administering massage.
HIV infection: Some people still think of AIDS as something that can be "caught" through simple skin- to-skin contact, but most of us know that's not the case. If there is no exchange of bodily fluids (blood, semen, vaginal fluids, or mother's milk), HIV can't be transmitted during massage. So, HIV infection is not contraindicated for this reason. However, some of the infections that people suffering from the later stages of AIDS experience are contraindicated, and you should avoid those infections. Loving, soothing contact is extremely important for people at any stage of infection, but in the case of any visible rashes, sores, lesions, or swelling, massage is best left to a professional. If you have any cuts or scrapes or scratches on your hands, it's an especially good idea to wear thin surgical gloves while massaging an HIV-infected person with any signs of open lesions.
Contraindications for hot stone massage:
As in any other body work, there are contraindications. And for hot stone, here is as follows. Anyone with high blood pressure, taking any medication that might react with heat, open wounds or sores, inflamed skin conditions, diabetes and neuropathy, which is numbness and tingling of the peripherals. Also contraindicated is pregnancy. During pregnancy, a hormone called relaxin is increased which lengthens and softens the tissue of the body and prepares it for birth. The increased heat from the stones and the deep tissue work can further lengthen these tissues making it problematic for after birth when the tissues are trying to shorten.
Facial treatments contraindications:
Eczema, psoriasis, cold sores, fresh bruising, open sores, bleeding, tooth abcess, broken jaw or other facial bone, facial cancer, head lice, recently consumed alcohol, under the influence of drugs, unstable blood pressure, recent head injury, recent neck injury, fever, contagious disease, recent haemmhorage, recent scarring, severe acne
Paraffin Bath Contraindications:
Paraffin should not be applied to skin with fresh, deep or openly bleeding wounds. The wax could inadvertently lock in bacteria, resulting in infection.
Inflamed skin is not a good candidate for the treatment, either. It could increase pain associated with burns and inflammation and cause skin damage.
Certain skin conditions, including neoplasm and tumors, should not be paraffin treated. A dermatologist should be consulted for the final decision.
Diabetic patients and those suffering from vascular disease or circulation problems should not use a paraffin treatment. Only a physician can decide if it is appropriate. If paraffin use results in an allergic reaction or increased skin sensitivity, further treatments should not be repeated. To do so might result
in skin damage. Treatments that appear hotter or colder than it should be could be an indication of an underlying health issue. They should be suspended until a physician has cleared the patient for reuse. Children, the elderly and individuals with physical disabilities should not have paraffin bath treatments. Anyone who cannot read and understand treatment instructions should also be barred from use without assistance.
Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Treatments for the majority of people, electromagnetic Radio Frequency based treatment has long been accepted as a safe and effective treatment. However, like all treatments, certain contraindications need to be considered for your own safety. Please talk to the salon about your conditions before booking. If you are taking any medication or have an existing medical condition or concern not listed, please consult with your doctor first.
Please be aware that to undergo any treatment at the clinic you must agree with the clinic's disclaimer located in Disclaimer & Policies.
* Cancer (all forms)
* Undergoing chemotherapy or immune therapy
* High blood pressure (uncontrolled)
* Diabetes (uncontrolled)
* Keloid scarring
* Excessive pigmentation
* Vein inflammation
* Prednisone and other steroid medications (treatment will increase inflammation)
* Chemical peels and laser resurfacing
If you have any
ABSOLUTE CONTRAINDICATIONS you cannot be treated. PARTIAL CONTRAINDICATIONS:
* Recent surgery (wait 6 months)
* Recent scars (wait 6 months)
* Open lesions (avoid area)
* Skin diseases (avoid area)
* Infection (avoid area)
* Antibiotics (wait until course completed)
* Inflammation (avoid area)
* Varicose veins (avoid area)
* Prosthesis/silicone implants (avoid area)
* Metal implants/screws (avoid area)
* Metal contraceptive coil (avoid area)
* Depilatory creams (wait 2 weeks)
* Areas being treated with IPL or Laser (wait 2 weeks)
* Areas being treated with Botox® (wait 3 months) or dermal fillers (wait 2 weeks)
* Suntan (sun must be avoided the entire duration of the treatment regime)
* Chronic inflammation (depending on severity of chronic inflammatory conditions - consider that treatment will increase inflammation and anti-inflammatory medications reduce the effectiveness of the treatment - please discuss with your doctor first)
If you have any PARTIAL CONTRAINDICATIONS you may or may not be suitable for treatment. Your clinician will advise the best course of action in a consultation.