Please check through this list of medical and mental health issues that may have an impact on a chosen therapy. These lists are not definitive or specific to a treatment, it is therefore advisable to inform the therapist of any issues or illnesses you are suffering from whether on this list or not, so as to check if the therapy of choice can still be had by a little trimming or tailoring to fit around you and your needs.
Epilepsy or other conditions involving seizures inc strokes
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) or Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)
Cardiovascular disease and/or irregularities including previous heart attacks, severe angina or have a pacemaker fitted
If you have had an aneurysm or two members in your immediate family have had one.
Use of blood thinning medications
Thrombosis (blood clot) or Embolism (blocked arteries)
Conditions requiring major medications (ie thyroid, adrenal) or tranquilizers
Infectious and/or contagious conditions (ie Impetigo, Hepatitis A, B, C, TB, AIDS)
Viral conditions (ie Herpes simplex – cold sores, Herpes zosters – shingles)
Fungal conditions (Tinea corporis – ringworm, Tinea pedis - athlete’s foot)
Asthma (you can participate but you must have your inhaler available)
Recent injury or surgery
Cancer or undergoing chemotherapy/radiation treatment
Internal bleeding or haemorrhage or Haemophilia
Trapped or pinched nerves
Neuritis - Inflamed nerve
Diagnosed with bipolar or schizophrenia or other mental disorder
Hospitalization for any psychiatric condition or emotional crisis during the past 10 years.
Diagnosed with PTSD
Any other medical, psychiatric or physical conditions which could be impacted by physical and/or emotional release.