Cancer
Many authorities consider cancer an absolute contraindication to receiving Shiatsu on the grounds that increased venous and lymphatic flow may cause the disease to spread. However, some cancer patients have experienced relief from their symptoms through Shiatsu.  The decision whether or not to pursue Shiatsu therapy can best be made in consultation with your medical doctor.


First Trimester of Pregnancy
The risk of miscarriage, in general, is higher during the first trimester. Therefore I recommend avoiding Shiatsu during the first 3 months of a pregnancy. However, after that time, Shiatsu is quite safe to receive. With the use of a specially-designed bodyCushion, positioning is possible not only face-up or on your side but also in the face down position up to the last few weeks of pregnancy.


Fever
Any kind of acute illness with fever is unsuitable for Shiatsu treatment as the fever is a sign that the body is already busy fighting off the infection.


Local contraindications
The following conditions require that Shiatsu be avoided only on the affected part of the body. Therefore, it's important to share these conditions with your therapist at the beginning of the session:
  • Vericose veins
  • Wounds
  • Fractures
  • Inflamed joints (red in color or especially warm to the touch)
  • Areas of inflamed, red or raw skin
Contraindications for Shiatsu
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Contraindications for Shiatsu
Cancer
Many authorities consider cancer an absolute contraindication to receiving Shiatsu on the grounds that increased venous and lymphatic flow may cause the disease to spread. However, some cancer patients have experienced relief from their symptoms through Shiatsu.  The decision whether or not to pursue Shiatsu therapy can best be made in consultation with your medical doctor.


First Trimester of Pregnancy
The risk of miscarriage, in general, is higher during the first trimester. Therefore I recommend avoiding Shiatsu during the first 3 months of a pregnancy. However, after that time, Shiatsu is quite safe to receive. With the use of a specially-designed bodyCushion, positioning is possible not only face-up or on your side but also in the face down position up to the last few weeks of pregnancy.


Fever
Any kind of acute illness with fever is unsuitable for Shiatsu treatment as the fever is a sign that the body is already busy fighting off the infection.


Local contraindications
The following conditions require that Shiatsu be avoided only on the affected part of the body. Therefore, it's important to share these conditions with your therapist at the beginning of the session:
  • Vericose veins
  • Wounds
  • Fractures
  • Inflamed joints (red in color or especially warm to the touch)
  • Areas of inflamed, red or raw skin
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