Contraindications for Body Wraps
The following is a list of conditions that might require special attention before receiving a Body Wrap treatment:
Cancer and malignant tumors
Skin disorder, inflammation, eruption or infection
Acute inflammation, infections
Autoimmune or infectious progressive illness
Unexplained calf pain, deep vein thrombosis, phlebitis
Recent surgery and scars
The following conditions should be considered prior to administering spa body treatments including wraps, scrubs and polishes:
Allergies – Clients with allergies to certain herbs, wheat, gluten or dairy should avoid treatments with these ingredients because they are absorbed through the skin.
Cancer – Cancer patients need to consult with their doctor, especially if they are taking certain medications or chemotherapy and are often advised to avoid body treatments.
Circulatory Disorders/Heart Disease – Clients with circulatory problems or heart difficulties should consult with their physicians prior to having body treatments performed since they boost circulation.
Diabetes – Some clients with diabetes can derive benefits from body treatments while others need to avoid body treatments including diabetics who are prone to sores and diabetes with the tendency to develop numbness in their extremities.
Edema – Clients with edema should obtain a medical release from their attending physician before body treatments but many can benefit from this therapeutic service.
Fever – Body treatments should not be administered to clients with a fever.
Herpes – Clients with herpes should avoid body wraps if the outbreak is active.
Hypertension/Central Nervous System Disorders – Clients should consult with their physicians prior to body treatments and mud treatments are usually avoided.
Inflammation/Infection – Clients should wait for inflammation to be reduced or infection to heal prior to body treatments.
Kidney Disorders – Clients with kidney disorders should obtain a medical release from their attending physician prior to having body treatments.
Lactating Women – Nursing women should obtain a medical release prior to body treatments to ensure they are in proper physical shape to endure all elements of the treatment.
Liver Disorders – Clients with liver disorders should obtain a medical release from their attending physician prior to body treatments.
Lupus – Clients should consult with their physicians because in most cases lupus patients are contraindicated from body treatments to avoid overtaxing their immune system.
Pregnancy – Most pregnant women can derive multiple benefits from body treatments but should have a medical release from their attending physician to ensure they are in physical shape to endure all elements of the treatment.
Skin Abrasion and Rashes – If the technicians is unsure of the rash or condition a clients has, they should not have body wraps.
Urinary Tract Infection – Often patients are contraindicated from body wraps during the acute stages of a urinary tract infection.
Wounds/Open – Clients with open wounds should not receive body treatments.