Hands to Heal Massage Therapy - Massage Safety

9.30am - 7.00pm
Massage Safety & You..
All Hands to Heal Massage Therapists are all professionally qualified and hold current New Zealand First Aid certification.

As Soft Tissue Massage Therapist's we stay within our "scope of practice", however we can  work with your combined health professional to achieve your goals, assist you on your return to complete body wellness (homeostasis). Massage Therapy can be a vital component to your Health & Management plan , along side good water and good organic food. Naturally pain free.

A NZ RMT Soft Tissue Massage Therapist are not Registered Doctor's, Physiotherapist's', Osteopath's, Chiropractors, Skin Specialist's, Nutrition Professionals or Counsellors, therefore a RMT cannot offer any advice in these medical professions/fields. A NZ RMT Soft Tissue Massage Therapy can assist you in your Health & Wellbeing planning moving forward, whilst ethically remaining within a 'scope of professional practice'. Do not be offended if your RMT refers you to your preferred health professional 


  1.  Part of Massage Therapy session your RMT sights a freckle/mole that looks irregular - will question you in regards if  you are aware of the irregular freckle/mole and will indicate this on your Massage Therapy Post Treatment Notes, and will advise to have the irregular freckle/mole checked by your Doctor asap. 
Massage Safety                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Massage therapy appears to have few serious risks; If it is performed by a properly trained therapist and if appropriate precautions are followed. The number of serious injuries reported is very small. Side effects of massage therapy may include temporary pain or discomfort, bruising, swelling, and a sensitivity or allergy to massage oils.

Cautions about Massage Therapy include the following:
  • Massage should not be done in any area of the body with blood clots, fractures, open or healing wounds, skin infections, or weakened bones (such as from osteoporosis or cancer), or where there has been a recent surger
  • Although massage therapy appears to be generally safe for cancer patients, they should consult their oncologist before having a massage that involves deep or intense pressure. Any direct pressure over a tumor usually is discouraged. Cancer patients should discuss any concerns about massage therapy with their oncologist.
  • Pregnant women should consult their health care provider before using massage therapy.
  • Vigorous massage should be avoided by people with bleeding disorders or low blood platelet counts,and by people taking blood - thinning medications such as warfrin etc.
Contraindications to Massage:
When Should Massage Therapy Be Avoided?

Contraindications:  (conditions that make massage inadvisable) can bring down a great massage.If you are aware of the contraindications pertaining to massage, you’ll have a much safer massage. Read More>

All Hands to Heal Massage Therapist's can assist you with any questions you may have.

Please Note: It Is Vitally Important That You Complete The Client History Form In Full.

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