Precautions & Contraindications

While it is our opinion that most massage and holistic treatments can greatly benefit those with health problems we must comply with our Insurance company on the following conditions:

Pregnancy massage and Reflexology can be carried out from 2nd Trimester onwards.
Please advise us if you have had any problems during pregnancy such as bleeding, cramping, severe morning sickness, pre-eclamsia, high blood pressure etc. If you feel unwell during your treatment please inform us immediately.

Unfortunately Cancer patients cannot receive treatment whilst they are undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy, unless at an NHS provider.

Clients who are taking Warfarin cannot have any form of massage, Reflexology etc.  The only exception would be Angelic Reiki.

If you have been previously diagnosed with Cancer, even if you are in remission then you must obtain written permission from GP.

Heart Attacks / Diabetes / Epilepsy / Extreme high or low blood pressure / Thrombosis/ Recent surgery
You must obtain written permission from GP before massage/reflexology treatments.

Diabetes – if at any time you experience loss of sensation during a treatment please advise us immediately.

You cannot receive treatments if:
You have communicable diseases such as influenza, tuberculosis, chicken pox, mumps, if you have suffered an injury or trauma within twenty-four hours, hyper-sensitive skin, severe widespread psoriasis, eczema or dermatitis, any untreated severe medical problems, if you are under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs.

If you have any of the following conditions, please notify us before treatment so that special care can be taken to avoid areas:
Bruises, varicose veins, cuts, grazes, open, skin, rashes, bites, stings, wounds, burns, sun burns, localised swelling, redness, lumps, bumps, pustular acne, menstruation, a heavy meal, diarrhoea or constipation, scars, allergies – particularly to nuts or shellfish.


Please email if you need any clarification.  We can also email a letter for you to provide to your GP asking for consent.

It is your responsibility to advise us of any of these conditions, if you chose not to, it is at your own risk and Devata cannot be held liable.