It is always recommend that three MLD sessions are preformed once a week for three consecutive weeks

Karen Urwin LMT, MLD, MMP

When is it contraindicated to have bodywork?

Acute Infection - Cold,  Flu, Fever 

If you have a cold or flu this is not the time to have bodywork. Wait until you are approximately 90 % over your symptoms before having a session. In some cases bodywork can exacerbate the illness causing a relapse. 


Acute Thrombosis/Phlebitis

This  can lead to free floating blood clots in the circulatory system. Once treated a release from your doctor will be required before sessions can begin.


Major Cardiac Problems

If the heart is not fully functioning, pumping more fluid in the heart it may stress it more than the actual condition. Karen will always request a release from your doctor before starting sessions.


Cancer - Tumors - Undiagnosed Lumps

There is a possibility of spreading the cancer. Post treatment can be performed with doctors consent. Karen will always request a release from your doctor before starting sessions.


Cortisone Injections - no treatment is advised for at least 30 days following the injection. 

The bodywork can drain  the cortisone from the injection site potentially  decreasing the benefits you may receive from the injection. You must have a release from your doctor before proceeding with any bodywork. Karen will always request a release from your doctor before starting sessions.


Hemorrhage - Bleeding

It is absolute thaat no bleed is present, this could be from bruising, post sugical, head injuries.


Female

  • During Menstruation - lower abdominal palpation should be avoided.
  • Female Pregnancy - Shorter sessions are recommended during the first trimester. In a healthy pregnancy, there are no contraindications thereafter.
  • IUD - During menstruation - lower abdmonial palaption should be avoided.



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