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What are the Contraindications to Massage?
Massage is non-invasive, relaxing and natural. It is therefore generally considered a safe treatment for most people. However, there are three types of contraindication: TOTAL, when massage should not be performed at all, LOCAL, when massage can be performed but not over the contraindicated areas and MEDICAL, when massage can only be performed once medical permission has been granted.  The following restrictions are in place to protect your health and well-being.  Thank you for taking them as seriously as we do.

Total Contraindications
When you have any of these conditions, please do not book a massage:

* Fever
* Contagious or infectious diseases, including any cold or flu no matter how mild it may seem.
* Under the influence of drugs or alcohol- including prescription pain medication
* Recent operations or acute injuries
* Neuritis
* Skin diseases

The therapist can massage but not over any areas affected by:

* Varicose veins
* Undiagnosed lumps or bumps
* Pregnancy
* Bruising
* Cuts
* Abrasions
* Sunburn
* Undiagnosed pain
* Inflammation, including arthritis

If you suffer from any of the following conditions, massage can only take place once it has been approved before your session in writing by your Physician.

* Cardio-vascular conditions (thrombosis, phlebitis, hypertension, heart conditions)
* Any condition already being treated by a medical practitioner
* Oedema
* Psoriasis or eczema
* High blood pressure
* Osteoporosis
* Cancer
* Nervous or psychotic conditions
* Heart problems, angina, those with pacemakers
* Epilepsy
* Diabetes
* Bell's palsy, trapped or pinched nerves
* Gynecological infections

Does a contraindication mean that treatment cannot take place?
Not always. In fact, massage can be very therapeutic for many medical conditions. However, in the above cases it is best to have advice from your physician. Massage therapists, unless they are also qualified doctors, may not, under law, attempt to diagnose a condition. 
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Our treatment rooms offer high quality sound systems utilizing digital audio and digital ©Dolby surround sound. Our sound systems ensure an immersion of sound and enhanced body and mind relaxation. Clients are welcome to bring their own music in CD or MP3 format.
Hot/Cold Therapy
Our therapists utilize warm towel wrap treatments when requested or needed. We also may apply cold therapy to injured areas when needed.
Table Warmers
Our massage and treatment tables have built-in warmers to ensure a comfortable and relaxing massage.
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205 N. Chestnut, Ste 109
La Crescent, MN 55947
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