Is Hot Stones Massage safe?

While hot stone massages are beneficial for many people, there are some situations where you should not get one.

It is not suitable for pregnant women and cardiac patients.  

 

Please also make me aware if you have any metal implants or varicose veins.  

 

In addition to these situations, do not get a hot stone massage if you:

Experience Loss of Sensation

Do not get a hot stone massage if you have a condition that causes loss of sensation, such as neuropathy, diabetes, high blood pressure and peripheral vascular disorder. This also applies to the post-surgery, injury, or trauma period if nerves were affected.

Take Certain Medications

Before getting a hot stone massage, consider the medications that you regularly take. Avoid these treatments if you are on blood thinners and if any of your medications have heat-related side effects.

Have a Depressed Immune System

While a hot stone massage can help you feel restored, they are not recommended if you have a depressed immune system. If you have lupus, mononucleosis, Epstein Barr, or cancer, please consult with your doctor before booking.

Have a Skin Condition

The added heat of a hot stone treatment can irritate many skin conditions. These include burns, skin cancer, psoriasis, dermatitis, acne, eczema and shingles. This also applies if you have any areas of weakened or inflamed skin.

Recently Had Surgery or Treatment

While hot stone massages can relieve pain, you should not get one if you have recently undergone surgery, chemotherapy or any other radiation treatment.

If you have any OTHER medical conditions that you are UNSURE about, please take the time to consult with your doctor first.