Although shiatsu is a very safe massage, with no side effects, there are certain cases when it is better
to avoid receiving it.
You shouldn't receive shiatsu in case of:
- Infectious skin disease or open wounds.
- Immediately after surgery.
- After surgery it is best to avoid the scar area for six months. This includes the abdomen after a
- Prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease,
atherosclerosis, or high cholesterol, please check with us before booking an appointment.
- Shiatsu should not be done directly over recent bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, abdominal
hernia, or areas of recent fractures. It can still be done over the rest of the body.
- After a stroke or cerebrovascular accident, it is better to wait for at least six months before
applying shiatsu. Always consult a doctor if the patient has suffered a stroke in the last two years.
- If you suffer from diabetes, you should have regular check-ups for sensory neuropathy.
Please inform the therapist if your last check-up was over a year ago.
- Always explain what type of medication you are taking and if it has the desired effect.
Particularly, you should warn the therapist if you suffer from thrombocytopenia and
the medication is not working, or only works intermittently.