Contraindications & Cautions

While being beneficial for most people, mineral therapies have a number of contraindications and cautions which need to be considered when taking a consultation before the treatment. In cases of contraindications, you would either need to get your GP’s clearance (e.g in cases of pregnancy, blood pressure & heart issues etc), or wait till the condition is over (e.g. monthly period, having a fever or being affected by alcohol).

Contra-indications:

  • Heart disease
  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • Blood pressure abnormalities (high, low, unstable)
  • Cancer
  • Undiagnosed health conditions
  • Pregnancy
  • Epilepsy
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Undiagnosed lumps
  • Inflammations
  • Infections
  • Fever
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Being under the age of 16 (parent’s permission required)
  • Being under the effect of drugs and alcohol
  • Ulcers
  • Recent surgery
  • Thyroid issues
  • Undiagnosed pain
  • Lymphoedema
  • Fever / high temperature
  • General weakness and debility
  • Contagious skin disorders
  • Shingles/ herpes
  • Psychiatric problems
  • Addictions.

Cautions:

  • Chronic health condition
  • Sensitive skin
  • Wounds, broken skin, other non-contagious skin conditions
  • Non-contagious skin conditions
  • Being on medication
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Thyroid problems
  • Pregnancy
  • Being under 16 (parent should be present)
  • Anything which you may have doubts about.

This is not an exhaustive list, and you need to apply your knowledge and common sense in order to evaluate and decide on each case individually. If a client has medical conditions and/ or is on medication, the decision to undergo the treatment should be based on your evaluation of the individual’s general health and medical conditions by a qualified medical practitioner. If you are in any doubt, the treatment should not be performed. Please see more information below.

If you or your client have any health problems, a consultation with a GP and a written permission to have the treatment need to be requested. Make sure that the consent form has been signed by the client before commencing the treatment.

What to do if the treatment is unsuitable for you or your client (or a person you treat):

It is best to email your client a form before they come for a treatment, to make sure that they don’t have a contra-indication which may make them unsuitable for the treatment. However, even if you do this, you may still discover that the treatment is not suitable for them.

If you find out that this is the case, explain to your client that it is in their best interests to see their medical doctor and ask for their approval for the treatment. You will also need to let your client know that your judgment is based on their word and that it is in their best interests to tell you everything as it is. Make sure that they sign the consultation form prior to the treatment.

If you are doing the treatment on yourself, family or friends, you or they will need to familiarise yourselves with the contraindications and consult with GP to make sure that you or they can undergo the treatment without any risk to health. You will have to use your own judgment.

Far infrared wraps induce profuse sweating. If you or the person you treat suffer from low blood pressure or are taking medication for high blood pressure, then GP advice is needed. It is also very important to keep oneself hydrated before and after the treatment. A slightly salted drink would help stabilise low blood pressure and relieve weakness and dizziness, by replenishing the body fluids.

By using this website and its materials you agree that neither Pure Nature Cures School of Mineral & Spa Therapies, nor Galina St George personally will bear legal responsibility for the decisions you make, irrespective of whether you are a qualified therapist or the member of the public. Such responsibility will lie solely with the person performing the treatment, on themselves or 3rd parties on whom the treatment is performed, with their explicit consent.