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.
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.