Contraindications and cautions

While being a beneficial treatment for most people, mineral therapies have a number of contraindications and cautions which need to be considered when taking a consultation before the treatment.


  • Infections of various nature
  • Being under the effect of drugs and alcohol
  • Menstruation
  • Fever / high temperature
  • Open wounds
  • Contagious skin disorders
  • Shingles/ herpes
  • Inflammations
  • Anything that may worsen a health condition – consult your GP.

Medical advice required:

  • Heart disease
  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • Blood pressure abnormalities (high, low, unstable)
  • Cancer
  • Undiagnosed health conditions
  • Pregnancy
  • Epilepsy
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Undiagnosed lumps
  • Fever
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Being under the age of 16 (parent’s permission required)
  • Ulcers
  • Recent surgery
  • Non-contagious skin conditions
  • Undiagnosed aches and pain
  • Lymphoedema
  • Bruising, recent traumas
  • General weakness and debility
  • Psychiatric problems
  • Addictions
  • Chronic health conditions
  • Sensitive skin
  • Non-contagious skin conditions
  • Being on medication
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Thyroid problems
  • Pregnancy
  • Being under 16
  • 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 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 contraindications that may make them unsuitable for the treatment. However, even if you do this, you may still discover other factors during a consultation that could make you decide not to proceed with it.

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 the information that they have given you and that it is in their best interests to tell you everything as it is. Make sure that they sign the consultation form with a well-worded disclaimer 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.

The treatment causes profuse sweating. If a person suffers from low blood pressure or is taking medication for high blood pressure, then a note from GP is necessary. 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 any legal responsibility for the decisions you make, irrespective of whether you are a qualified therapist or a member of the public. Such responsibility will lie solely with yourself.